Shanghai Homes

Shanghai Homes

chapter 1 treated shanghai homes as housing, physical territories marked by tangible boundaries—a roof over one's head, a floor beneath one's feet, and walls on all sides to shut out the wind. It also discussed home as landed property ...

Author: Jie Li

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538176

Category: History

Page: 304

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In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private life—territories, artifacts, and gossip—Li re-creates the sounds, smells, look, and feel of home over a tumultuous century. First built by British and Japanese companies in 1915 and 1927, the two homes at the center of this narrative were located in an industrial part of the former "International Settlement." Before their recent demolition, they were nestled in Shanghai's labyrinthine alleyways, which housed more than half of the city's population from the Sino-Japanese War to the Cultural Revolution. Through interviews with her own family members as well as their neighbors, classmates, and co-workers, Li weaves a complex social tapestry reflecting the lived experiences of ordinary people struggling to absorb and adapt to major historical change. These voices include workers, intellectuals, Communists, Nationalists, foreigners, compradors, wives, concubines, and children who all fought for a foothold and haven in this city, witnessing spectacles so full of farce and pathos they could only be whispered as secret histories.
Categories: History

Asian Sources Gifts Home Products

Asian Sources Gifts   Home Products

... Ltd On Lap Home Appliances Ltd Onyx Innovalue Inc Oriental Industries Company Limited Osmic Electronics Technology Co Ltd Outdoor Enterprise Overseas Chinese Toys Co Ltd Shanghai Branch & Showroom Panan Fangyuan Gymnastic Equipment ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822033951799

Category: Giftware industry

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Unstately Power

Unstately Power

Changzhou , on the Shanghai delta , was one of six Chinese cities chosen nationally to test ways of creating a market for houses . Workers there stopped paying ordinary rents and instead purchased their homes in installments .

Author: Lynn T. White

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765601494

Category: China

Page: 765

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Categories: China

The China Mission Year Book

The China Mission Year Book

This Home is the offspring of the Rescue Work in its early years , when very little girls were allowed to be ... That afternoon a lady visited the Shanghai Homes , heard about the work and its prospects , including that among the ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435023846280

Category: Christianity

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Categories: Christianity

China Mission Year Book

China Mission Year Book

This Home is the offspring of the Rescue Work in its early years , when very little girls were allowed to be ... That afternoon a lady visited the Shanghai Homes , heard about the work and its prospects , including that among the ...

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ISBN: CHI:11346762

Category: Missions

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Categories: Missions

The Chinese Times

The Chinese Times

Treasure — 7 boxes homes they were forced to take refuge on the Shanghai via Chefoo 11th September , general.— sycee , Tls.15,000 . hills slopes or the embankment tops . On Butterfield & Swire . Per str . Haeshin , 15 Chinese . the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019982631

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Daughter of Good Fortune

Daughter of Good Fortune

The day after she arrived home, she went to Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute to get her college transcript. ... The only way to see them was to go to their homes, which were in every corner of urban Shanghai.

Author: Chen Huiqin

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806020

Category: History

Page: 336

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Daughter of Good Fortune tells the story of Chen Huiqin and her family through the tumultuous 20th century in China. She witnessed the Japanese occupation during World War II, the Communist Revolution in 1949 and its ensuing Land Reform, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the Reform Era. Chen was born into a subsistence farming family, became a factory worker, and lived through her village�s relocation to make way for economic development. Her family�s story of urbanization is representative of hundreds of millions of rural Chinese.
Categories: History

The Vertical City

The Vertical City

Each neighborhood in the tower contains a sky garden intended to evoke the landscaped courtyards of Shanghai's historic homes. In traditional lane houses found in Beijing's hutongs and Shanghai's shikumen, families live in close-knit ...

Author: K. Al-Kodmany

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784662578

Category: Architecture

Page: 756

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Each century has its own unique approach toward addressing the problem of high density and the 21st century is no exception. As cities try to cope with rapid population growth - adding 2.5 billion dwellers by 2050 - and grapple with destructive sprawl, politicians, planners and architects have become increasingly interested in the vertical city paradigm. Unfortunately, cities all over the world are grossly unprepared for integrating tall buildings, as these buildings may aggravate multidimensional sustainability challenges resulting in a “vertical sprawl” that could have worse consequences than “horizontal” sprawl. By using extensive data and numerous illustrations this book provides a comprehensive guide to the successful and sustainable integration of tall buildings into cities. A new crop of skyscrapers that employ passive design strategies, green technologies, energy-saving systems and innovative renewable energy offers significant architectural improvements. At the urban scale, the book argues that planners must integrate tall buildings with efficient mass transit, walkable neighbourhoods, cycling networks, vibrant mixed-use activities, iconic transit stations, attractive plazas, well-landscaped streets, spacious parks and engaging public art. Particularly, it proposes the Tall Building and Transit Oriented Development (TB-TOD) model as one of the sustainable options for large cities going forward. Building on the work of leaders in the fields of ecological and sustainable design, this book will open readers’ eyes to a wider range of possibilities for utilizing green, resilient, smart, and sustainable features in architecture and urban planning projects. The 20 chapters offer comprehensive reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable cities.
Categories: Architecture

Chinese Capitalists in Japan s New Order

Chinese Capitalists in Japan   s New Order

Most would choose the alternative option—staying put in island Shanghai. Many already had homes in the city. ... The deaths of such prominent leaders drove home the risks of trying to leave island Shanghai to reach Free China.21 By the ...

Author: Parks Coble

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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He shows how the war left an important imprint on the structure and culture of Chinese business enterprise by encouraging those traits that had allowed it to survive in uncertain and dangerous times."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Business & Economics

Beijing Review

Beijing Review

These 10,000 families were saved from despair when in 2005 the Shanghai Municipal Government the Sunshine Home program , which intends to build a community rehabilitation center for mentally disabled people in every city block and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015070833275

Category: Quzhou Xian (Hebei Sheng, China)

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Categories: Quzhou Xian (Hebei Sheng, China)