Asian Cities: Colonial to Global
Asian Cities: Colonial to Global
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INTRODUCTION Asian Cities: Colonial to Global Gregory Bracken PART ONE: POST-COLONIALISM 1 Gambling, City, Nation: Popular Illegality and Nation-Building in Singapore, 1960s-80s Kah-Wee Lee 2 The Death of the Bazaar: The Counterpoint to Development in the Singapore Story Elmo Gonzaga 3 Artifice and Authenticity: Postcolonial Urbanism in Macau Thomas Daniell 4 Urban Art Images and the Concerns of Mainlandization in Hong Kong Minna Valjakka PART TWO: NETWORKS 5 Honkon Nippo and Hong Kong-Japan Relations: Re-examining the Geopolitical Position of Colonial Hong Kong in East Asia before the End of World War II Wai Shing Lee 6 Chain Reactions: Japanese Colonialism and Global Cosmopolitanism in East Asia Faye Yuan Kleeman 7 Old Networks with New Users: Mapping Global Mobility between Dongguan and Hong Kong Max Hirsh 8 Asian Cities in the Global Maritime Network since the Late Nineteenth Century César Ducruet 9 Back to the Future: Feasible Cost-Sharing Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca Senia Febrica PART THREE: CITIES AND BUILDINGS 10 Rallying Towards the Nation: Theatre of Nation-building in Postcolonial Dhaka Kishwar Habib and Bruno De Meulder 11 Selectively Connected: New Songdo and the Production of Global Space Bridget Martin 12 The Vernacular and the Spectacular: Urban Identity and Architectural Heritage in Southeast Asian Cities Rita Padawangi 13 Heritage in Times of Rapid Transformation: A Tale of Two Cities - Yangon and Hanoi William Logan 14 Small-scale, Bottom-up: Cosmopolitan Linkages Re-Globalizing Shanghai's City Centre Ying Zhou CONCLUSION Global Cities in Asia Gregory Bracken

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"The book is undoubtedly a worthwhile read and students, even those familiar with the cities and the issues, will find it illuminating, educative, and largely enjoyable." -- Michael E Leary-Owhin, School of Law and Social Sciences

Gregory Bracken (ed.)

Asian Cities: Colonial to Global

When people look at success stories among postcolonial nations, the focus almost always turns to Asia, where many cities in former colonies have become key locations of international commerce and culture. This book brings together a stellar group of scholars from a number of disciplines to explore the rise of Asian cities, including Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong, and more. Dealing with history, geography, culture, architecture, urbanism, and other topics, the book attempts to formulate a new understanding of what makes Asian cities such global leaders.

Gregory Bracken

Gregory Bracken is Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at TU Delft. His publications include ‘Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’, ‘Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’, ‘Asian Cities: Colonial to Global’ and ‘The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing Urban Vernacular’.