Asian Alterity: With Special Reference to Architectur + Urbanism Through the Lens of Cultural Studies / Case Studies of Asian Cities, Part II

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Pub. Date: 2008-02-29
Publisher(s): World Scientific Pub Co Inc
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Employing the multi-disciplinary cultural studies as a theoritical platform, this book presents a uniue analysis of Asia's development and its architecture nd urbanism. The concept of "multiple modernities" is extensively examined to provide the foundationalunderstanding of Asian modernity today, which is firmly rooted in both its indigenous cultures and traditions as well as its contemporariness

Table of Contents

Asian Alterity
Note on Foreword Writers and Reviewers
Introduction and the Rise of Asia
Selected Cultural Studies
Asian Architecture and Urbanism
What Others Say
Works Cited
Image Credits
Case Studies of Asian Cities
Comments on Workshop
Bangkok: A City in Flux
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Before the Doorstep of Global Assimilation
Hong Kong: City of Maximum Quantities
Istanbul: Observations
The Melbourne Case Study: The Consultant Arrives (And Sees) ...
Seoul: Gangnam Alternative Nature - the Experience of Nature Without Parks
Shanghai Assessed: Six Architectural Nodes of the City
Singapore: In Search of Transparency
Tokyo: An Urban Collage of Chaos Amidst Order
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