Spectacle and the City

Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture

Edited by Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen

Edited by Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

288 pages | 28 color plates, 30 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089644459 Published February 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
As China becomes increasingly modern and urban, artists have responded by imagining the Chinese city at the intersections of the social, material, and political realities of modern life. This volume explores how the city-as-spectacle has been visualized and contested in art and popular culture.  Featuring essays by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, Spectacle and the City is as broad as the terrain it covers: with essays by an interdisciplinary team of experts on Chinese cities, as well as leading cultural critics, it goes beyond mainland China to include cities with cultural significance, such as Singapore and Hong Kong.  
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