Remaking Chinese Urban Form by Duanfang Lu
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Remaking Chinese Urban Form
By Duanfang Lu

Remaking Chinese Urban Form

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Remaking Chinese Urban Form by Duanfang Lu

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In this pioneering study of contemporary Chinese urban form, Duanfang Lu provides an analysis of how Chinese society constructed itself through the making and remaking of its built environment. She shows that as China's quest for modernity created a perpetual scarcity as both a social reality and a national imagination, the realization of planning ideals was postponed. The work unit - the socialist enterprise or institute - gradually developed from workplace to social institution which integrated work, housing and social services. The Chinese city achieved a unique geography made up in large part of self-contained work units. Remaking Chinese Urban Form provides an important reference for academics and students conducting research on China. It will be a key source for courses on Asia in architecture, urban planning, geography, sociology and anthropology, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The insightful yet accessible introduction to urban China will also be of interest to architects, urban designers and planners - as well as general audience who wish to learn about contemporary Chinese society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415354509
ISBN-10: 0415354501
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Duanfang Lu

Duanfang Lu is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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