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Author Wang, Jun.

Title Beijing record [electronic resource] : a physical and political history of planning modern Beijing / Wang Jun.

Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 512 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgement; Chapter One Preservation vs. Demolition; Chapter Two Antagonizing Views on Beijing's City Planning; Chapter ThreeThe "Liang-Chen Proposal"; Chapter Four Controversy on "Liang-Chen Proposal"; Chapter Five Controversy on Dawuding; Chapter Six Perplexities of the Wise; Chapter Seven Pedantism; Chapter Eight Blueprint Revealed; Chapter Nine Clean Break between the Old and the New; Chapter Ten Lingering Sound, Hard to Die; Index.
Summary In 2003, the Chinese Xinhua News Agency journalist Wang Jun published the bestseller "Beijing Record", the result of ten years of research on the urban transformation of Beijing in the last fifty years. Home to more than 15 million people, this ancient capital city - not surprisingly - has a controversial, complicated history of planning and politics, development and demolition. The publication raises a number of unsettling questions: Why has a valuable historical architecture such as city ramparts, gateways, old temples, memorial archways and the urban fabric of hutongs (traditional.
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Subject City planning -- China -- Beijing -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wang, Jun. Beijing record. Singapore ; London : World Scientific, ©2011 9789814295727 (OCoLC)708216110
ISBN 9789814295734 (electronic bk.)
9814295736 (electronic bk.)