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The Resource Republican Beijing : the city and its histories, Madeleine Yue Dong ; with a foreword by Thomas Bender, (electronic resource)

Republican Beijing : the city and its histories, Madeleine Yue Dong ; with a foreword by Thomas Bender, (electronic resource)

Label
Republican Beijing : the city and its histories
Title
Republican Beijing
Title remainder
the city and its histories
Statement of responsibility
Madeleine Yue Dong ; with a foreword by Thomas Bender
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1964-
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Dong, Madeleine Yue
Dewey number
951/.15604
LC call number
DS795.3
LC item number
.D66 2003eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Asia--local studies/global themes
Series volume
8
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  • Beijing (China)
  • China
Summary expansion
Old Beijing has become a subject of growing fascination in contemporary China since the 1980s. While physical remnants from the past are being bulldozed every day to make space for glass-walled skyscrapers and towering apartment buildings, nostalgia for the old city is booming. Madeleine Yue Dong offers the first comprehensive history of Republican Beijing, examining how the capital acquired its identity as a consummately "traditional" Chinese city. For residents of Beijing, the heart of the city lay in the labor-intensive activities of "recycling," a primary mode of material and cultural production and circulation that came to characterize Republican Beijing. An omnipresent process of recycling and re-use unified Beijing's fragmented and stratified markets into one circulation system. These material practices evoked an air of nostalgia that permeated daily life. Paradoxically, the "old Beijing" toward which this nostalgia was directed was not the imperial capital of the past, but the living Republican city. Such nostalgia toward the present, the author argues, was not an empty sentiment, but an essential characteristic of Chinese modernity
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Republican Beijing : the city and its histories, Madeleine Yue Dong ; with a foreword by Thomas Bender, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-363) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000236292
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unknown
Isbn
9780520230507
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000236292
Label
Republican Beijing : the city and its histories, Madeleine Yue Dong ; with a foreword by Thomas Bender, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-363) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000236292
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520230507
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000236292

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