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About this product
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
- Date of Publication29/04/2016
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleThe Humanities in Asia
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Place of PublicationBerlin
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Content Note3 black & white illustrations, 7 colour illustrations, 7 colour tables, biography
- Weight450 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byWasana Wongsurawat
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction.- Chapter 1 Teaching Civilization:The Role of a French Education in the Development of Modernity in Shanghai.- Chapter 2 Scientific Institutions as Sites for Dissemination and Contestation: Emergence of Colonial Calcutta as a Science City.- Chapter 3 Management of 'Public Spaces': Case-Study of Roads in Bangkok in the Reign of King Rama V.- Chapter 4 A city-state as migrant nation: Singapore from the colonial to the Asian modern.- Chapter 5 Whose Home? Cultural-pluralism and Preservation of Japanese Colonial Heritage in Taipei City.- Chapter 6 Home-Base of an Exiled People: Hong Kong and Overseas Chinese Activism from Thailand.- Chapter 7 Bangkok: From an Antique to a Modern City.- Chapter 8 Nationalism in Indian Architecture: A Modern Trajectory in Twentieth Century India.- Chapter 9 From the Demolition of Monasteries to the Installation of Neon Lights: The Politics of Urban Construction in the Mongolian People's Republic.
- Author BiographyDr. Wasana Wongsurawat is assistant professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her area of expertise is the history of modern China, the Chinese Diaspora, transnational and global history. She was the co-editor of Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). Among her latest publications is the article, Beyond Jews of the Orient: A New Interpretation of the Problematic Relationship between the Thai State and its Ethnic Chinese Community (positions: asia critique, volume 24, issue 2, 2016).
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