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Being Modern in China by Paul Willis (review)

Being Modern in China by Paul Willis (review) Reviews  aspects and brings new insights that collectively do true justice to the complexity and contradictory nature of city building and politics in general, and extraterritoriality in particular. For this reason, the book is not just essential reading for scholars of Chinese urban history: Improvised City provides significant new insights into Treaty Port Shanghai and justifies its claim that Treaty Port Shanghai provides significant new insights into the relationship between architecture, governance, and law. Lena Scheen Lena Scheen is an assistant professor of global China studies at New York University Shanghai (NYU Shanghai). She is the author of Shanghai Literary Imaginings: A City in Transformation. NOTES . See, for example, Edward Denison and Guang Yu, Building Shanghai: The Story of China’s Gateway (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Academy, ) and Leo Ou-Fan Lee, Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, – (Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, ). . Roskam provides the excessively high number of “seventy to one hundred million people” as the “total Chinese deaths between  and ” caused by the Taiping Rebellion. Most estimates, however, are around twenty million. . See Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, Chinese Architecture: A History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Being Modern in China by Paul Willis (review)

China Review International , Volume 25 (2) – Jul 23, 2020

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Abstract

Reviews  aspects and brings new insights that collectively do true justice to the complexity and contradictory nature of city building and politics in general, and extraterritoriality in particular. For this reason, the book is not just essential reading for scholars of Chinese urban history: Improvised City provides significant new insights into Treaty Port Shanghai and justifies its claim that Treaty Port Shanghai provides significant new insights into the relationship between architecture, governance, and law. Lena Scheen Lena Scheen is an assistant professor of global China studies at New York University Shanghai (NYU Shanghai). She is the author of Shanghai Literary Imaginings: A City in Transformation. NOTES . See, for example, Edward Denison and Guang Yu, Building Shanghai: The Story of China’s Gateway (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Academy, ) and Leo Ou-Fan Lee, Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, – (Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, ). . Roskam provides the excessively high number of “seventy to one hundred million people” as the “total Chinese deaths between  and ” caused by the Taiping Rebellion. Most estimates, however, are around twenty million. . See Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, Chinese Architecture: A History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 23, 2020

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