Taipei: City of Displacements (McLellan Books)

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Book
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ISBN 10
0295991267 
ISBN 13
9780295991269 
Category
CBHistory  [ Browse Items ]
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Publication Year
2011 
Pages
280 
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Winner of the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book PrizeThis cultural study of public space examines the cityscape of Taipei, Taiwan, in rich descriptive prose. Contemplating a series of seemingly banal subjects―maps, public art, parks―Joseph Allen peels back layers of obscured history to reveal forces that caused cultural objects to be celebrated, despised, destroyed, or transformed as Taipei experienced successive regime changes and waves of displacement. In this thoughtful stroll through the city, we learn to look beyond surface ephemera, moving from the general to the particular to see sociocultural phenomena in their historical and contemporary contexts.Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBdGIoox7zM - from Amzon 
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