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Winner of the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize

This 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Note to Readers
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. One / Mapping the City
  2. pp. 17-40
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  1. Two / Picturing the City
  2. pp. 41-67
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  1. Three / Traffic in the City
  2. pp. 68-90
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  1. Four / A Park in the City
  2. pp. 91-111
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  1. Five / Display in the City
  2. pp. 112-135
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  1. Six / Statues in the City
  2. pp. 136-158
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  1. Seven / A Horse in a Park in a City on an Island in the Sea
  2. pp. 159-180
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  1. Postface: Theoretical Considerations
  2. pp. 181-198
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 199-233
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  1. Chinese and Japanese Glossary
  2. pp. 234-247
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 248-266
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 267-280
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295804262
Related ISBN
9780295804262
MARC Record
OCLC
776590486
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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