Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231538176
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Series: Global Chinese Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 940,358
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

Jie Li is assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Dramatis Personae
1. Foothold
Foundations and Original Residents (1910s–1940s)
After the Communist Revolution (1950s–1970s)
A New Generation Comes of Age (1970s–1990s)
Alleyway Homes as a Microhistorical Stage
2. Haven
Domestic Artifacts as Historical Witnesses
Home Searches: The Cultural Revolution in the Alleyway
Petty Urbanites: Reinventing Privacy in the Reform Era
Thrift, Bricolage, and Nostalgia for the Alleyway
3. Gossip
A Cultural Genealogy of Shanghai Gossip
Alleyway Space as a Milieu for Gossip
Several Lifetimes to a Life: Women on the Margins
A Room of Her Own: The Whispers of Aunt Duckweed
4. Demolition
Demolition Micropolitics
Ruins of the Old Neighborhood
Nail Houses and Rustless Bolts
Selected Bibliography

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