"The city is ever evolving. The Asian settings, in many ways, are arbitrarily put together into a continental category. Each case highlighted in the book accentuates the unique social, economic, and political circumstances embedded in that city. The editors have successfully reminded us that Asia is more heterogeneous than homogenous. History, aspirations, and memories make each place distinctive."
- Can-Seng Ooi, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Pacific Affairs: Volume 94, No. 3 – September 2021