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Shanghai Nightscapes by James Farrer

Title Shanghai Nightscapes
Author James Farrer
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2015-08-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780226262918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The pulsing beat of its nightlife has long drawn travelers to the streets of Shanghai, where the night scene is a crucial component of the city’s image as a global metropolis. In Shanghai Nightscapes, sociologist James Farrer and historian Andrew David Field examine the cosmopolitan nightlife culture that first arose in Shanghai in the 1920s and that has been experiencing a revival since the 1980s. Drawing on over twenty years of fieldwork and hundreds of interviews, the authors spotlight a largely hidden world of nighttime pleasures—the dancing, drinking, and socializing going on in dance clubs and bars that have flourished in Shanghai over the last century. The book begins by examining the history of the jazz-age dance scenes that arose in the ballrooms and nightclubs of Shanghai’s foreign settlements. During its heyday in the 1930s, Shanghai was known worldwide for its jazz cabarets that fused Chinese and Western cultures. The 1990s have seen the proliferation of a drinking, music, and sexual culture collectively constructed to create new contact zones between the local and tourist populations. Today’s Shanghai night scenes are simultaneously spaces of inequality and friction, where men and women from many different walks of life compete for status and attention, and spaces of sociability, in which intercultural communities are formed. Shanghai Nightscapes highlights the continuities in the city’s nightlife across a turbulent century, as well as the importance of the multicultural agents of nightlife in shaping cosmopolitan urban culture in China’s greatest global city. To listen to an audio diary of a night out in Shanghai with Farrer and Field, click here: http://n.pr/1VsIKAw.

Title Revealing Reveiling Shanghai
Author Lisa Bernstein
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2020-08-01
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781438479262
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives. Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai provides international and interdisciplinary perspectives on representations of Shanghai, a contested location within political discourse and cultural imagination. Shanghai’s complex history as a quasi-colonial city, and its contradictory identity as the birthplace of Communist China and the epitome of twenty-first-century capitalism, make it an especially fascinating subject. Contributors examine representations of Shanghai in film, art, literature, memoir, theater, and mass media from the past one hundred years. They address the ways in which texts from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have rewritten past and present Shanghai to reflect our own wishes and anguishes, show how the city resists static interpretations, and challenge notions of authentic representation and identity. By revealing and questioning persistent stereotypes and constructed versions of East and West, the essays offer diverse views so as to create a genuine exchange with contemporary global audiences. A wide variety of texts are discussed, including the films Street Angel (1937) and The White Countess (2005), and the novels The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1996) and Shanghai Baby (1999). Lisa Bernstein teaches literature and women’s studies at the University of Maryland University College and is the editor of (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting National Allegories through the Maternal Body. Chu-chueh Cheng is Professor of English at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, and author of The Margin without Centre: Kazuo Ishiguro.

Mu Shiying by Andrew David Field

Title Mu Shiying
Author Andrew David Field
Publisher Hong Kong University Press
Release Date 2014-03-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 188
ISBN 9789888208142
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shanghai's "Literary Comet" When the avant-garde writer Mu Shiying was assassinated in 1940, China lost one of its greatest modernist writers while Shanghai lost its most detailed chronicler of the city's Jazz-Age nightlife. Mu's highly original stream-of-consciousness approach to short story writing deserves to be re-examined and re-read. As Andrew Field argues, Mu advanced modern Chinese writing beyond the vernacular expression of May Fourth giants Lu Xun and Lao She to reveal even more starkly the alienation of a city trapped between the forces of civilization and barbarism in the 1930s. Mu Shiying: China's Lost Modernist includes translations of six short stories, four of which have not appeared before in English. Each story focuses on Mu's key obsessions: the pleasurable yet anxiety-ridden social and sexual relationships in the modern city, and the decadent maelstrom of consumption and leisure epitomized by the dance hall and nightclub. In his introduction, Field situates Mu's work within the transnational and hedonistic environment of inter-war Shanghai, the city's entertainment economy, as well as his place within the wider arena of Jazz-Age literature from Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and New York. His dazzling chronicle of modern Shanghai gave rise to Chinese modernist literature. His meteoric career as a writer, a flâneur, and allegedly a double agent testifies to cosmopolitanism at its most flamboyant, brilliant and enigmatic. Andrew Field's translation is concise and lively, and his account of Mu Shiying's adventure in modern Shanghai is itself a fascinating story. This is a splendid book for anyone interested in the dynamics of Shanghai modern." — David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University "Mu Shiying was one of China's pioneer modernists, and his stories are full of inventive touches, including his own experimental technique of stream-of-consciousness, that evoke the emergent splendour of urban decadence of Shanghai in the 1930s. This English translation of his most important stories edited and translated by an acknowledged historian of Shanghai culture is long overdue." — Leo Ou-fan Lee, author of Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China: 1930–1945 "During his short, tumultuous life, Mu Shiying produced a small oeuvre of remarkable short stories that stand out in the wider context of modern Chinese literature. He captures the essence of the Shanghai jazz age with his racy, musical, and often fragmented prose, which blends a genuine excitement about the wonders of "the Paris of the East" with an at times sobering undertone of social critique. Unlike some of the more explicitly left-wing writers of his time, Mu never relinquishes the medium for the message. He is first and foremost a writer of experimental, original work that even nowadays has lost nothing of its power. As a teacher of modern Chinese literature, I am delighted that this new translation has become available." —Michel Hockx, Director, SOAS China Institute

Title Materials Science and Information Technology
Author Cai Suo Zhang
Publisher Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date 2012-01-03
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 8350
ISBN 9783038137733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These are the fully refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Materials Science and Information Technology (MSIT 2011), held during the 16-18 September 2011 in Singapore. The main goal of the event was to provide an international scientific forum for the exchange of new ideas in a number of fields by permitting in-depth interaction via discussions with peers from around the world. Core areas of materials science and information technology, plus multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects are covered. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).

Very Important People by Ashley Mears

Title Very Important People
Author Ashley Mears
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2020-05-26
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780691168654
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera, and $40,000 bottles of champagne. In today's New Gilded Age, the world's moneyed classes have taken conspicuous consumption to new extremes. In Very Important People, sociologist, author, and former fashion model Ashley Mears takes readers inside the exclusive global nightclub and party circuit-from New York City and the Hamptons to Miami and Saint-Tropez-to reveal the intricate economy of beauty, status, and money that lies behind these spectacular displays of wealth and leisure. Mears spent eighteen months in this world of "models and bottles" to write this captivating, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking narrative. She describes how clubs and restaurants pay promoters to recruit beautiful young women to their venues in order to attract men and get them to spend huge sums in the ritual of bottle service.

Shanghai S Dancing World by Andrew David Field

Title Shanghai s Dancing World
Author Andrew David Field
Publisher Chinese University Press
Release Date 2001
Category History
Total Pages 364
ISBN 9789629963736
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"In this richly detailed exploration of Shanghai's night life, Andrew Field strips off glamorous cliches to weave together a complex and compelling tale of cabaret culture as a contested space of modernity caught in a constellation of unrelenting and contradictory social, economic and political forces." CHRISTIAN HENRIOT, Senior Fellow, Institut d'Asie Orientale, Institut Universitaire de France --

Title Ghetto at the Center of the World
Author Gordon Mathews
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2011-06-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9780226510200
Language English, Spanish, and French
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4e de couv.: Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong's tourist district, is home to a remarkably motley group of people. Traders, laborers, and asylum seekers from all over Asia and Africa live and work there, and even backpacking tourists rent rooms in what is possibly the most globalized spot on the planet. But as Ghetto at the center of the world shows us, the Mansions is a world away from the gleaming headquarters of multinational corporations -instead it epitomizes the way globalization actually works for most of the world's people. Through candid stories that both instruct and enthrall, Gordon Mathews lays bare the building's residents' intricate connections to the international circulation of goods, money, and ideas.

Oil And Water by Tom Cliff

Title Oil and Water
Author Tom Cliff
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2016-06-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780226360270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For decades, China’s Xinjiang region has been the site of clashes between long-residing Uyghur and Han settlers. Up until now, much scholarly attention has been paid to state actions and the Uyghur’s efforts to resist cultural and economic repression. This has left the other half of the puzzle—the motivations and ambitions of Han settlers themselves—sorely understudied. With Oil and Water, anthropologist Tom Cliff offers the first ethnographic study of Han in Xinjiang, using in-depth vignettes, oral histories, and more than fifty original photographs to explore how and why they became the people they are now. By shifting focus to the lived experience of ordinary Han settlers, Oil and Water provides an entirely new perspective on Chinese nation building in the twenty-first century and demonstrates the vital role that Xinjiang Han play in national politics—not simply as Beijing’s pawns, but as individuals pursuing their own survival and dreams on the frontier.

The World In Guangzhou by Gordon Mathews

Title The World in Guangzhou
Author Gordon Mathews
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2017-11-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780226506241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large number of these migrants are small-scale traders from Africa who deal in Chinese goods—often knockoffs or copies of high-end branded items—to send back to their home countries. In The World in Guangzhou, Gordon Mathews explores the question of how the city became a center of “low-end globalization” and shows what we can learn from that experience about similar transformations elsewhere in the world. Through detailed ethnographic portraits, Mathews reveals a world of globalization based on informality, reputation, and trust rather than on formal contracts. How, he asks, can such informal relationships emerge between two groups—Chinese and sub-Saharan Africans—that don't share a common language, culture, or religion? And what happens when Africans move beyond their status as temporary residents and begin to put down roots and establish families? Full of unforgettable characters, The World in Guangzhou presents a compelling account of globalization at ground level and offers a look into the future of urban life as transnational connections continue to remake cities around the world.

Liberating Sex Mobilizing Virtue by Kathleen Rose Erwin

Title Liberating Sex Mobilizing Virtue
Author Kathleen Rose Erwin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category Families
Total Pages 474
ISBN UCAL:C3409643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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London by Robert K. Batchelor

Title London
Author Robert K. Batchelor
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2014-01-06
Category History
Total Pages 341
ISBN 9780226080796
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A historian recounts the unlikely rise of a world capital, and how its understanding of Asia played a key role. If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp, which had emerged as the center of the German and Spanish silver exchange as well as the Portuguese spice and Spanish sugar trades. It almost certainly would not have been London, an unassuming hub of the wool and cloth trade with a population of around 75,000, still trying to recover from the onslaught of the Black Plague. But by 1700, London’s population had reached a staggering 575,000 and it had developed its first global corporations, as well as relationships with non-European societies outside the Mediterranean. What happened in the span of a century and half? And how exactly did London transform itself into a global city? London’s success, Robert K. Batchelor argues, lies not just with the well-documented rise of Atlantic settlements, markets, and economies. Using his discovery of a network of Chinese merchant shipping routes on John Selden’s map of China as his jumping-off point, Batchelor reveals how London also flourished because of its many encounters, engagements, and exchanges with East Asian trading cities. Translation plays a key role in Batchelor’s study—not just of books, manuscripts, and maps, but also of meaning and knowledge across cultures. He demonstrates how translation helped London understand and adapt to global economic conditions. Looking outward at London’s global negotiations, Batchelor traces the development of its knowledge networks back to a number of foreign sources, and credits particular interactions with England’s eventual political and economic autonomy from church and King. London offers a much-needed non-Eurocentric history of London, first by bringing to light and then by synthesizing the many external factors and pieces of evidence that contributed to its rise as a global city. It will appeal to students and scholars interested in the cultural politics of translation, the relationship between merchants and sovereigns, and the cultural and historical geography of Britain and Asia.

Exploring Nightlife by Jordi Nofre Mateo

Title Exploring Nightlife
Author Jordi Nofre Mateo
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2018-04-23
Category Social Science
Total Pages 298
ISBN 9781786603302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Comprising original contemporary research, this collection brings together case studies from across the globe that explore topics including nightlife and urban development, race, gender and youth culture, alcohol and drug use, and urban renewal.

Title Man of God St John of Shanghai San Francisco
Author Peter Perekrestov
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1124555201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Magic Lantern by Alex Archer

Title Magic Lantern
Author Alex Archer
Publisher Gold Eagle
Release Date 2012-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780373621569
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While on assignment in London, archaeologist Annja Creed is drawn into the mystery of a strange, old-fashioned projector that was once used by an 18th-century illusionist and goes up against a faceless enemy who will risk everything to get his hands on this cursed artifact. Original.

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Author Anonim
Publisher Hong Kong University Press
Release Date 2005-01-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 94
ISBN 9622093957
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A primary theme of the book is the effect of recent and ongoing law reform on Hong Kong commercial law. Many of the authors discuss proposals by the Law Reform Commission or other bodies. The authors also make their own proposals for improving Hong Kong's legislation and case law.

Title The Globalization of Asian Cuisines
Author James Farrer
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2015-08-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 239
ISBN 9781137514080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a framework for understanding the global flows of cuisine both into and out of Asia and describes the development of transnational culinary fields connecting Asia to the broader world. Individual chapters provide historical and ethnographic accounts of the people, places, and activities involved in Asia's culinary globalization.

Canadian Art by Anonim

Title Canadian Art
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Art, Canadian
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105111759663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Globalizing Cities Reader
Author Xuefei Ren
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-10-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 482
ISBN 9781317410461
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available many of the original and foundational works that underpin the research field, while expanding coverage to familiarize students with new theoretical and epistemological positions as well as emerging research foci and horizons. It contains 38 new chapters, including key writings on globalizing cities from leading thinkers such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells, Anthony King, Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy, and Fulong Wu. The new Reader reflects the fact that world and global city studies have evolved in exciting and wide-ranging ways, and the very notion of a distinct "global" class of cities has recently been called into question. The sections examine the foundations of the field and processes of urban restructuring and global city formation. A large number of new entries focus on the emerging urban worlds of Asia, Latin America and Africa, including Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Delhi, Istanbul, Medellin, Mumbai, Phnom Penh, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai. The book also presents cases off the conventional map of global cities research, such as smaller cities and less known urban regions that are undergoing processes of globalization. The book is a key resource for students and scholars alike who seek an accessible compendium of the intellectual foundations of global urban studies as well as an overview of the emergent patterns of early 21st century urbanization and associated sociopolitical contestation around the world.

Opening Up by James Farrer

Title Opening Up
Author James Farrer
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2002-05-29
Category Psychology
Total Pages 387
ISBN 9780226238715
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More and more men and women in China are having sex before marriage, creating a new youth sex culture based on romance, leisure and free choice. Farrer explores this change by tracing the basic elements in talk about sex and sexuality in Shanghai.

Title Building Globalization
Author Xuefei Ren
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2011-05
Category Architecture
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9780226709819
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms overseas. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, historical research, and network analysis, Building Globalization closely scrutinizes the growing phenomenon of transnational architecture and its profound effect on the development of urban space. Roaming from construction sites in Shanghai to architects’ offices in Paris, Xuefei Ren interviews hundreds of architects, developers, politicians, residents, and activists to explore this issue. She finds that in the rapidly transforming cities of modern China, iconic designs from prestigious international architects help private developers to distinguish their projects, government officials to advance their careers, and the Chinese state to announce the arrival of modern China on the world stage. China leads the way in the globalization of architecture, a process whose ramifications can be felt from Beijing to Dubai to Basel. Connecting the dots between real estate speculation, megaproject construction, residential displacement, historical preservation, housing rights, and urban activism, Building Globalization reveals the contradictions and consequences of this new, global urban frontier.