Street Culture in Chengdu: Public Space, Urban Commoners, and Local Politics, 1870-1930

Street Culture in Chengdu: Public Space, Urban Commoners, and Local Politics, 1870-1930

by Di Wang
ISBN-10:
0804747784
ISBN-13:
9780804747783
Pub. Date:
07/28/2003
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
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Overview

Street Culture in Chengdu: Public Space, Urban Commoners, and Local Politics, 1870-1930

As an inland city, Chengdu was much less affected by outside forces than port cities and therefore was more typical of Chinese urban life. Using the term "street culture" to denote the full range of artifacts and activities of the urban street, Wang (history, Texas A&M U.) explores the contestations over the uses of public space that were fought between urban commoners, social reformers, and the state during the period of rapid change following the Taiping Rebellion. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804747783
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
List of Abbreviationsxv
1.Introduction1
Part I.Commoners and Public Space
2.The Street23
3.Street Life68
Part II.Commoners and Social Reformers
4.Reshaping the Street and Public Life105
5.Street Control131
Part III.Commoners and Local Politics
6.The Struggle for the Street163
7.Street Politics206
8.Conclusion245
Character List255
Notes277
Works Cited323
Index343

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