Harbin to Hanoi

Harbin to Hanoi

The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

eBook - 2012
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Colonial powers in China and northern Vietnam employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of supremacy, a mission to civilize, a re-creation of a home away from home, or simply as a place to live and work. In this volume, scholars of city planning, architecture, and Asian and imperial history provide a detailed analysis of how colonization worked on different levels, and how it was expressed in stone, iron, and concrete. The process of creating the colonial built environment was multilayered and unpredictable. This book uncovers t.
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9789882203891
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 online resource (xvi, 281 pages) :) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Zatsepine, Victor
Victoir, Laura A.


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