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The Resource The last days of old Beijing : life in the vanishing backstreets of a changing city transformed, Michael Meyer

The last days of old Beijing : life in the vanishing backstreets of a changing city transformed, Michael Meyer

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The last days of old Beijing : life in the vanishing backstreets of a changing city transformed
Title
The last days of old Beijing
Title remainder
life in the vanishing backstreets of a changing city transformed
Statement of responsibility
Michael Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, Dazhalan. Meyer examines how the bonds that hold the neighborhood together are being torn by forced evictions as century-old houses and ways of life are increasinglydestroyed to make way for shopping malls, the capital's first Wal-Mart, high-rise buildings, and widened streets for cars replacing bicycles. Beijing has gone through this cycle many times, as Meyer reveals, but never with the kind of dislocation and overturning of its storied culture now occurring as the city prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics--From publisher description
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Writing style
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259090
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Meyer, Michael
Dewey number
951.156
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Alleys
  • Streets
  • Urban renewal
  • Beijing (China)
Target audience
adult
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life in the backstreets of a changing city
Label
The last days of old Beijing : life in the vanishing backstreets of a changing city transformed, Michael Meyer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Through the front gate -- Becoming teacher plumblossom -- Mocky & me -- Say farewell to dangerous housing -- Wintertime -- Traces of pre-Beijing -- The evening news -- High times in happiness city -- Preserving a sense of place -- Springtime -- The rise and fall of Imperial Beijing -- The unslumming slum -- Saving the old street -- A summer of recycling -- Past tense v. future tense -- The modernization of Republican Beijing -- Miss Zhu remembers the trees -- if someone is sick and you do not aid him, it is your fault, not his.-- The widow's story -- The industrialization of Maoist Beijing -- Echo wall
Control code
000042945023
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780802716521
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The last days of old Beijing : life in the vanishing backstreets of a changing city transformed, Michael Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Through the front gate -- Becoming teacher plumblossom -- Mocky & me -- Say farewell to dangerous housing -- Wintertime -- Traces of pre-Beijing -- The evening news -- High times in happiness city -- Preserving a sense of place -- Springtime -- The rise and fall of Imperial Beijing -- The unslumming slum -- Saving the old street -- A summer of recycling -- Past tense v. future tense -- The modernization of Republican Beijing -- Miss Zhu remembers the trees -- if someone is sick and you do not aid him, it is your fault, not his.-- The widow's story -- The industrialization of Maoist Beijing -- Echo wall
Control code
000042945023
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780802716521
Other physical details
ill., maps

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