Shanghai Rising: State Power and Local Transformations in a Global Megacity.

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Susan M. Walcott, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Shanghai deservedly attracts much scholarly attention, both inside and outside China, as a striking exemplar of China’s resurgence onto the world scene. This edited compilation emphasizes the dimension of comparison with other developing and developed world cities, beginning Part I with both a strength and a weakness of this volume: contributions from scholars whose background is not in studying Shanghai. It is a laudable effort to engage non-China specialists but shows the risks involved. Although the contributors are well known for work on global city theory, aerotropolis complexes, Bangkok, and high-tech clusters, their value for understanding Shanghai’s development is less convincing.

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Globalization and Community, Volume 15. Xiangming Chen, ed., with Zhenhua Zhou. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. xxv and 267 pp., tables, references, and indexes. $25.00 paper (ISBN 978- 0-8166-5488-8).
Language: English
Date: 2010
economic development, global city, Shanghai.

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