Globalizing South China / Edition 1

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Overview

Globalizing South China provides readers with an invaluable evaluation of "Greater China", the Chinese diaspora, regional identity formation, the gendered conditions of the regional economy, nature-society relations, and world city transformation. The book concludes by anticipating the futures of Hong Kong and Shanghai and relations between China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore in the wider Asian region. By contributing to theory building and interdisciplinary studies, and based on numerous examples of comparative empirical research, the book is engaging and provocative, and will change the way we understand the region of rapid development in South China.
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"Relying on a wide grounding in the historical literature as well as a specialist's sense of spatial history, [Cartier] offers nuanced, often fascinating portraits of South China's economic and cultural dynamism." Choice

"The book has broken new ground in promoting the study and understanding of urban and regional development and also China study. With the meticulous evaluation of research materials under the contextualist approach, Globalizing South China exhibits a high standard of scholarship and intellectual sophistication." Journal of Oriental Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557868886
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: RGS-IBG Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures and Tables
List of Maps
Series Editors' Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Negotiating Geographical Knowledges 1
Ch. 2 Region and Representation 37
Ch. 3 Maritime Frontier/Mercantile Region 72
Ch. 4 Open Ports and the Treaty System 106
Ch. 5 Revolution and Diaspora 143
Ch. 6 Gendered Industrialization 176
Ch. 7 Zone Fever 205
Ch. 8 Urban Triumphant 230
Epilogue 260
References 270
Index 309
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