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The last days of old Beijing : life in the backstreets of a city transformed, Michael Meyer

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The last days of old Beijing : life in the backstreets of a city transformed
Title
The last days of old Beijing
Title remainder
life in the backstreets of a city transformed
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Michael Meyer
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Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, Dazhalan. Meyer examines how the bonds that hold the neighborhood together are being torn by forced evictions as century-old houses and ways of life are increasingly destroyed to make way for shopping malls, the capital's first Wal-Mart, high-rise buildings, and widened streets for cars replacing bicycles. Beijing has gone through this cycle many times, as Meyer reveals, but never with the kind of dislocation and overturning of its storied culture now occurring as the city prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics--From publisher description
Summary
A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, Dazhalan. Meyer examines how the bonds that hold the neighborhood together are being torn by forced evictions as century-old houses and ways of life are increasinglydestroyed to make way for shopping malls, the capital's first Wal-Mart, high-rise buildings, and widened streets for cars replacing bicycles. Beijing has gone through this cycle many times, as Meyer reveals, but never with the kind of dislocation and overturning of its storied culture now occurring as the city prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics--From publisher description
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259090
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DLC
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1972-
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Meyer, Michael J.
Dewey number
951/.156
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS795.7.A2
LC item number
M48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Beijing (China)
  • Alleys
  • Streets
  • Urban renewal
Target audience
adult
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life in the backstreets of a changing city
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The last days of old Beijing : life in the backstreets of a city transformed, Michael Meyer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-339) and index
Contents
Through the front gate -- Becoming teacher plumblossom -- Mocky & me -- "Say farewell to dangerous housing" -- Wintertime -- A brief history of part one: traces of pre-Beijing -- The evening news -- High times in happiness city -- Preserving a sense of place -- Springtime -- A brief history of part two: the rise and fall of Imperial Beijing -- The unslumming slum -- Saving the old street -- A summer of recycling -- Past tense vs. future tense -- A brief history of part three: the modernization of Republican Beijing -- Miss Zhu remembers the trees -- "If someone is sick and you do not aid him, it is your fault, not his" -- The widow's story -- A brief history of part four: the industrialization of Maoist Beijing -- Echo wall
Control code
ocn220422042
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 355 p.
Isbn
9780802716521
Lccn
2008015546
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)220422042
Label
The last days of old Beijing : life in the backstreets of a city transformed, Michael Meyer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-339) and index
Contents
Through the front gate -- Becoming teacher plumblossom -- Mocky & me -- "Say farewell to dangerous housing" -- Wintertime -- A brief history of part one: traces of pre-Beijing -- The evening news -- High times in happiness city -- Preserving a sense of place -- Springtime -- A brief history of part two: the rise and fall of Imperial Beijing -- The unslumming slum -- Saving the old street -- A summer of recycling -- Past tense vs. future tense -- A brief history of part three: the modernization of Republican Beijing -- Miss Zhu remembers the trees -- "If someone is sick and you do not aid him, it is your fault, not his" -- The widow's story -- A brief history of part four: the industrialization of Maoist Beijing -- Echo wall
Control code
ocn220422042
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 355 p.
Isbn
9780802716521
Lccn
2008015546
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)220422042

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