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The Resource Shanghai gone : domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity, Qin Shao

Shanghai gone : domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity, Qin Shao

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Shanghai gone : domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity
Title
Shanghai gone
Title remainder
domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity
Statement of responsibility
Qin Shao
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shanghai has been demolished and rebuilt into a gleaming megacity in recent decades, now ranking with New York and London as a hub of global finance. But that transformation has come at a grave human cost. This compelling book is the first to apply the concept of domicide--the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers--to the sweeping destruction of neighborhoods, families, and life patterns to make way for the new Shanghai. Here we find the holdouts and protesters, men and women who have stubbornly resisted domicide and demanded justice. Qin Shao follows, among others, a reticent kindergarten teacher turned diehard petitioner; a descendant of gangsters and squatters who has become an amateur lawyer for evictees; and a Chinese Muslim who has struggled to recover his ancestral home in Xintiandi, an infamous site of gentrification dominated by a well-connected Hong Kong real estate tycoon. Highlighting the wrenching changes spawned by China's reform era, Shao vividly portrays the relentless pursuit of growth and profit by the combined forces of corrupt power and money, the personal wreckage it has left behind, and the enduring human spirit it has unleashed." --
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1953-
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Shao, Qin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT169.C62
LC item number
S43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
State and society in East Asia
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  • City planning
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • Wrecking
  • Protest movements
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Social change
  • City and town life
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Stadtplanung
  • Sozialer Wandel
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Shanghai gone : domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity, Qin Shao
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-292) and index
Contents
The Woman of a Thousand-and-one Petition -- Nightmares : Old and New -- Waving the Red Flag -- Barrack-room Lawyer -- Mr. Lincoln's Lane
Control code
802070309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 307 p.
Isbn
9781442211322
Lccn
2012030732
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)802070309
Label
Shanghai gone : domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity, Qin Shao
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-292) and index
Contents
The Woman of a Thousand-and-one Petition -- Nightmares : Old and New -- Waving the Red Flag -- Barrack-room Lawyer -- Mr. Lincoln's Lane
Control code
802070309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 307 p.
Isbn
9781442211322
Lccn
2012030732
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)802070309

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