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Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Anna Greenspan

Abstract

China is in the midst of the fastest and most intense process of urbanization the world has ever known, and Shanghai — its biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan city — is positioned for acceleration into the twenty-first century. Yet, in its embrace of a hopeful — even exultant — futurism, Shanghai recalls the older and much criticized project of imagining, planning and building the modern metropolis. Today, among Westerners at least, the very idea of the futuristic city — with its multilayered skyways, domestic robots and flying cars — seems doomed to the realm of nostalgia, the sadly comic ... More

Keywords: Shanghai, China, modern, modernity, urbanization, city, future, futurism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780190206697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Greenspan, author
NYU, Shanghai

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