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Shanghai free pdf Shanghai today is a thriving, bustling metropolis. But does its avid pursuit of the modern trappings of success truly indicate that it will once again become the shining example of China's commercial and cosmopolitan culture? While history continues to unfold, eminent China scholar Marie-Claire Bergere takes readers back to when Shanghai first opened to the world in 1842 to narrate the city's tumultuous and unique course to the present. "Shanghai: China's Gateway to Modernity" is the first comprehensive history of Shanghai in any Western language. Bergere details Shanghai's beginnings as a treaty port in the mid-nineteenth century- its capitalist boom following the 1911 Revolution- the fifteen years of economic and social decline initiated by the Japanese invasion in 1937 and attempts at resistance- and the city's disgraced years under Communism. Bergere shows that Shanghai's success was not fated, as some contend, by an evolutionary pattern set into motion long before the arrival of westerners. Rather, her account identifies the relationship between the Chinese and foreigners in Shanghai as the driving force behind the creation of an original culture, a specific modernity, founded upon western contributions but adapted to the national Chinese culture. Eclipsed for three decades by socialism, the wheels of the Shanghai spirit began to turn in the 1990s, when the reform movement took off anew. The city is again being referred to as a model for China's current modernization drive. Although it makes no claims to what will happen next, Shanghai stands as a compelling and definitive profile of a city whose urban history continues to be redefined, retold, and resold.

About Marie-Claire Bergere

Marie-Claire Bergere taught modern and contemporary Chinese history at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She published or edited numerous articles and a dozen books, most recently Capitalismes et capitalistes en Chine, XIXe-XXIe siecle (2007).

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Author : Marie-Claire Bergere
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Data Published : 15 December 2009
ISBN : 0804749051
EAN : 9780804749053
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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