Shanghai : literary imaginings of a city in transformation

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Shanghai : literary imaginings of a city in transformation

Title: Shanghai : literary imaginings of a city in transformation
Author: Scheen, Lena Maria
Publisher: Chinastudies / Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2012-01-26
Keywords: 1990s Shanghai
Chinese literature
Literary Imaginings
Mian Mian
Shanghainese writers
Urban renewal
Urban transformation
Wang Anyi
Wei Hui
Abstract: Shanghai is a city in flux. In recent years, workers and machines have frantically destroyed large parts of the city to build a new one. But the mental maps and personal memories of its citizens are not as easily erased. Hence a skyscraper designed to meet the growing demand for office property may symbolize the city’s booming economy to some, while to others the sight of this very building may bring back childhood memories of the old neighborhood it replaced, becoming a symbol of lost youth and vanishing ways of life. It is precisely through literary imaginings that the citizens’ experience of Shanghai’s transformation is revealed: the city of feeling rising out of the city of fact.
Description: Promotor: Maghiel van Crevel
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Scheen, L., 2012, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University

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