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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...

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

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...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...

Urban Experiments

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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...Rizhao, with a population of around three million, is a prefecture-level city on the coast in Shandong, north China. Prefecture-level cities are not that high up the pecking order but tend to be reasonably large cities with a nonfarming...

Growing Pains

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 the Western environmental canon, the mantra “Small is Beautiful” or the maxim “reduce, re-use, re-cycle” are among the many commonplace phrases that reflect what financial journalist Daniel Ben-Ami has called “growth scepticism.”D....

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...

Industrial Heartland/Rural Backwater

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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...The train from Shanghai Hongqiao reaches speeds of up to 350 km/hr but still takes nearly six hours to reach Tianjin, one of the five great national cities in China, situated on the northeast coast. I arrived late one evening at Tianjin...

Man Must Overcome Nature

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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...Photo: AuthorLanzhou is the sprawling industrial capital of Gansu Province, located in the center of China. It’s a rapidly expanding, increasingly prosperous city in a relatively poor province that has historically made its wealth on heavy...

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...

Getting There

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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...Covering over 9.5 million km2, China is the largest country in Asia but only the fourth largest in the world after Russia, Canada, and the United States. Its climate covers the southerly tropical zone through to the northern frigid...