Description - Shanghai by Stephen Grace
Shanghai is the most modern and dynamic city in China. In preparation for hosting the World Expo 2010, a World?s Fair in the grand tradition of international fairs and expositions, the megalopolis embarked on an overhaul to transform itself from the ?Pearl of the Orient? into the ?City of the Future.? Here, the world?s tallest buildings soar, the planet?s longest bridges span toxic waterways, and the fastest train on earth rockets the city from its storied past toward a future that seems, by turns, either as bright or as hideous as the lights that set the hazy sky aglow each night. At a time when interest in China has seen a sharp increase that shows no signs of abating, Shanghai places China?s development and its effects on the world into context by explaining how the country arrived where it is today and why it is building massive infrastructure projects with tremendous social and environmental impact. Shanghai provides an intimate look inside a mega-city heaving with change and offers essential insight into the challenges of remaining human in an increasingly urbanized world.
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(233mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Sentient Publications
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Author Biography - Stephen Grace
Stephen Grace has worked and travelled extensively throughout China. As director of marketing for China Travel and Tour, as well as vice president of G2 Adventures, he has helped send to China many university programs, such as Harvard Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has also led cultural immersion programs in China for high schools, cultural institutes, and organisations devoted to global leadership. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.