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Author Denison, Edward, author

Title Ultra-modernism : architecture and modernity in Manchuria / Edward Denison and Guangyu Ren
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 148 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Acknowledgements; Prologue; Map of Manchuria showing the principal settlements and railway routes; 1. Between East and West; 2. Russian Manchuria: Kwantung Leased Territory; 3. Rising Sun over Manchuria: The Golden Age of the South Manchuria Railway, 1906-1931; 4. Manchukuo: Modern Mirage, 1932-1945; 5. The Badlands of Harbin; 6. Dalian: Gateway to Manchukuo; 7. Hsinking: Manchukuo's Ultra-Modernist City; 8. The End; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index
Summary The first half of the twentieth century was fraught with global tensions and political machinations. However, for all the destruction in that period, these geopolitical conditions in Manchuria cultivated an extraordinary variety of architecture and urban planning, which has completely escaped international attention until now. With over forty carefully chosen images, Ultra-Modernism: Architecture and Modernity in Manchuria is the first book in English that illustrates Manchuria's encounter with modernity through its built environment. Edward Denison and Guangyu Ren take readers through Russia'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-142) and index
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Subject Architecture and society -- China -- Manchuria -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- China -- Manchuria -- History -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- China -- Manchuria.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ren, Guangyu, author
ISBN 9789888390182 (electronic bk.)
988839018X (electronic bk.)