Between Heaven and Modernity: Reconstructing Suzhou, 1895-1937

Between Heaven and Modernity: Reconstructing Suzhou, 1895-1937

by Peter Carroll
     
 

This book examines the contest between local people, state officials, and foreigners to lay claim to urban streets, state institutions, historic monuments, and temples in Suzhou, one of China's most ancient and culturally rich metropolises, as it was transformed into a modern city.See more details below

Overview

This book examines the contest between local people, state officials, and foreigners to lay claim to urban streets, state institutions, historic monuments, and temples in Suzhou, one of China's most ancient and culturally rich metropolises, as it was transformed into a modern city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804753593
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
06/20/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Industry and vice along the horse-road23
2Arteries and veins to nourish the urban body71
3Renovating the structures of academic ritual and learning101
4The building of modern Chinese culture132
5A Tocsin sounds at Hanshan Temple173
6Revaluing national treasures in the urban landscape205
Conclusion and epilogue : preservation and industrial development and the "peaceful backyard of Chinese culture"241

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