Harbin to Hanoi: Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940 Laura Victoir

ISBN: 9789888139415

Published: March 26th 2013

Hardcover

272 pages


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Harbin to Hanoi: Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940  by  Laura Victoir

Harbin to Hanoi: Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940 by Laura Victoir
March 26th 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9789888139415 | 3.41 Mb

Colonial powers in China and northern Indochina employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of colonial power, a tool in the mission to civilize, a recreation of a home away from home,MoreColonial powers in China and northern Indochina employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of colonial power, a tool in the mission to civilize, a recreation of a home away from home, or simply as a place to live and work for the colonizers and the colonized.

In this volume, scholars of city planning, architecture, and Asian and imperial history provide a detailed analysis of how colonization worked both at the top and bottom levels of the society and how it was expressed in stone, iron, and concrete. The process of creating the colonial built environment was multilayered, complicated, and unpredictable. This book stresses the regional diversity of the colonial built form found from Harbin to Hanoi, diverse experiences of the foreign powers in Asia, flexible interactions between the colonizers and the colonized, and the many risks entailed in building and living in these colonies and treaty ports.



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