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978-1-4985-3101-6 • Hardback • April 2016 • $92.00 • (£71.00)
978-1-4985-3103-0 • Paperback • September 2017 • $47.99 • (£37.00)
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Yiran Zheng is assistant professor at the Institute for Cultural Studies at Capital Normal University (CNU), Beijing.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Chapter 1 Work Unit Compound: An Emergence of a New Urban Space
Chapter 2 “Gongheguo xingui (New Aristocrats of the PRC)”
Chapter 3 Red Nostalgia in the Literature of Military Compound
Chapter 4 Siheyuan: Signifier of Traditional and Masculine City
Chapter 5 Second-generation Beijing Flavor Writers
Chapter 6 Traditional Beijing and Masculine Beijing in Second-generation Beijing Flavor Literature
Chapter 7 Modern and Postmodern Architectures: Presentations of the Global Context
Chapter 8 Beijing Floaters
Chapter 9 Cosmopolitan Metropolis as An Urban Dream in Six-generation Films
About the Author
Writing Beijing makes a remarkable contribution to the growing cultural studies of Chinese cities. Zheng not only engages in insightful discussions of the urban spaces of Beijing, including the important yet hitherto neglected military compound, but also provides exciting new interpretations such as “gendered city.” With its breath and clarity, this book would be an essential reference to anyone interested in Chinese cities, Chinese literature, film and society.
— Yanjie Wang, Loyola Marymount University
This book makes a substantial contribution both to urban study and literature and film studies. It has provided a superb model which connects city, people, and cultural production together. By exploring how urban space is reconstructed by political power and global capital, and revealing subtle relationships between reality and imagination of a city, it opens up important debates for further consideration.
— Dongfeng Tao, Capital Normal University, Beijing