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The last days of old Beijing

Michael J. Meyer

The last days of old Beijing

life in the vanishing backstreets of a city transformed

by Michael J. Meyer

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Published by Walker & Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alleys -- China -- Beijing,
  • Streets -- China -- Beijing -- History,
  • Urban renewal -- China -- Beijing,
  • Beijing (China) -- Social life and customs

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-339) and index.

    StatementMichael Meyer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS795.7.A2 M48 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 355 p. :
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22861129M
    ISBN 100802716520
    ISBN 109780802716521
    LC Control Number2008015546

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