Shaping Canton

The Mountains are High and the Emperor Far Away

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China is urbanizing faster than any country in history, and Canton itself, positioned at the head of the designated Greater Bay Area within Guangdong Province, and incorporating the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau together with nine regional cities, is spearheading this drive…
 
ISBN: 978-1-954081-64-2
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 324pp
Publication Date: September 2022
Size: 9″ x 9″ Square
World Rights: Available

Description

"The book illustrates, through some 200 illustrations and drawings, the key events surrounding the development of Canton, from its preliminary trading and treaty port history, to its Republican city building program, the Socialist planned economy after 1949, the post-1978 reform period, and the regenerative impetus of the contemporary city."

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ISBN

978-1-954081-64-2

Binding

Soft Bound

Pages

324pp

Size

9" x 9" Square

Publication date

September 2022

World rights

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Overview

The book takes as its starting point the city of Canton, at the heart of the most populous built-up metropolitan area in Mainland China, and a city that has for several centuries held a central position with regard to economic, social, and physical change in the country.

‘Shaping Canton’ focuses on the modern history of Canton. The text and illustrations explore and set out the various stages and events leading up to the modern city, by way of a reinvigorated Chinese superpower, from the founding of trade between Europe and the East in the late 15th century, to the beachheads of foreign influence, and forces of transformation through periods of revolution, political transition, and reform up to the present time.

Authors

Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, urbanist, and founder of the URBIS consultancy in Hong Kong, which has operated throughout Asia for more than forty years. He is a former professor of architecture and former president of Hong Kong’s Institutes of Planning and Urban Design. He is the author of six previous books on cities and urban design, including his three most recent publications, with ORO Editions, Seeking Savannah (2018), An Enterprising Path to Barrio Chino (2019), and After Dante (2020).

Additional Info

ISBN: 978-1-954081-64-2
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 324pp
Publication Date: September 2022
Size: 9″ x 9″ Square
World Rights: Available

Following Dr. Peter Cookson Smith’s three most recent publications with ORO Editions, Seeking Savannah (2018), An Enterprising Path to Barrio Chino (2019), and After Dante (2020)

Shaping Canton

"The book illustrates, through some 200 illustrations and drawings, the key events surrounding the development of Canton, from its preliminary trading and treaty port history, to its Republican city building program, the Socialist planned economy after 1949, the post-1978 reform period, and the regenerative impetus of the contemporary city."

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