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The Dong, Building Types, and Building Rituals

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The Dong people are a minority group living in South West China, a mountainous area shared between the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi, and they number around 3 million. The original migration patterns of their arrival are ancient...

Undelete: Recreating censored archives

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Use of the internet in China is policed—watched over, censored, and punished—by a concerted government effort that has been nicknamed “The Great Firewall.” The aim is to keep politically unacceptable or “sensitive” content invisible...

Resistance

Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...(Photo: Ceeseven, Creative Commons)Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act, but to act in concert. Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps...

The Imperial Chinese Magistrate and His Yamen

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Just as Jordan witnessed and wrote about the Lord Mayor’s Show in London, on the other side of the world Liuhung Huang was ruminating over his experiences of acting as magistrate in two regions of China in preparation for his Complete Book...

Labour Theory: Architecture, Work and Neoliberalism

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Zaha Hadid has found herself at the centre of recent controversies concerning the conditions of labour under which her projects are constructed.See, for example, James Riach, ‘Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker...

Civilizing Mission

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...From Wuxi, my flight takes me over Xi’an to Lanzhou in the center of China, and then I take a connecting flight for the long journey westward. I am flying to Kelamayi, also known as “Karamay” in the Uygur language, 300 km northwest...

Rescuing history from the city: interruption and urban development in beijing

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Here I paraphrase Prajensit Duara’s seminal work Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China (1995).This chapter takes the disappearing Chinese city as its site of investigation. It juxtaposes representations...

Fake Eco, Failed Cities

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 2005, the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei sent out an advertisement to the architectural press with an offer that many simply couldn’t refuse. It was an open competition to design a community of 100 houses in a remote region of Inner Mongolia...

What Is an Eco-City?

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Traveling the 65 km from the center of bustling Beijing, past the 6th Ring Road, is a rather slow experience. My taxi sped or, rather, trundled through industrial suburbia past pagodas and pylons, chimneys and cooling towers until all...

Conclusion

Austin Williams

Austin Williams is Associate Professor of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and Director of the Future Cities Project. He is the China correspondent for The Architectural Review and has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from The Economist to the London Review of Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Urban Revolution : Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As we have seen, there are a number of contradictions and oddities, confusions and controversies relating to Chinese Eco-cities. First, they are not built where there are ecological problems nor even where there are many people already...