Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities without People in the World's Most Populated Country - Asian Arguments (Paperback)Wade Shepard (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 138 mm
The landscape Shepard travels is so strange and monumental that it is hard to avoid being fascinated. * New Statesman *
A crash course in how Chinese capitalism, if that's what it is, actually works. * The Guardian *
In Ghost Cities of China, Wade Shepard guides us on a comprehensive - yet still often intimate - tour of cities "that are just being born." Through in-depth engagement with the country's vast urbanization efforts, Shepard exposes both the myths and realities of China's ghost cities; haunted spaces, which are not dead and abandoned, but rather have yet to come to life. * Anna Greenspan, author of Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade *
Wade Shepard cuts through the sensational coverage of China's infrastructure boom to deliver an eye-opening piece of reportage on the topic. A well-reported and fascinating primer on China's ghost cities. * Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for Marketplace *
In his exploration of East Asian cities that are literally disposable, Wade Shepard provides an intriguing overview to a phenomenon that combines two of this century's biggest narratives -- global urbanization, and the unprecedented growth of China. * Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding and Marco Polo Didn't Go There *
Ghost Cities of China tells a mixed story of China's urbanisation drive...Wade Shepard presents an even-handed picture of this process as he has witnessed it and leaves the question of the future open. * Royal Society for Asian Affairs *
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