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The Resource China's contested capital : architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing, Charles D. Musgrove

China's contested capital : architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing, Charles D. Musgrove

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China's contested capital : architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing
Title
China's contested capital
Title remainder
architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing
Statement of responsibility
Charles D. Musgrove
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Chinese Nationalist Party nominally reunified the country in 1928, Chiang Kai-shek and other party leaders insisted that Nanjing was better suited than Beijing to serve as its capital. For the next decade, until the Japanese invasion in 1937, Nanjing was the "model capital" of Nationalist China, the center of not just a new regime, but also a new modern outlook in a China destined to reclaim its place at the forefront of nations. Interesting parallels between China's recent rise under the Post-Mao Chinese Communist Party and the Nationalist era have brought increasing scholarly attention to the Nanjing Decade (1927-1937); however, study of Nanjing itself has been neglected. The author brings the city back into the discussion of China's modern development, focusing on how it was transformed from a factional capital with only regional influence into a symbol of nationhood - a city where newly forming ideals of citizenship were celebrated and contested on its streets and at its monuments. This book investigates the development of the model capital from multiple perspectives. It explores the ideological underpinnings of the project by looking at the divisive debates surrounding the new capital's establishment as well as the ideological discourse of Sun Yat-Sen used to legitimize it. In terms of the actual building of the city, it provides an analysis of both the scientific methodology adopted to plan it and the aesthetic experiments employed to construct it. Finally, it examines the political and social life of the city, looking at not only the reinvented traditions that gave official spaces a sacred air but also the ways that people actually used streets and monuments, including the Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, to pursue their own interests, often in defiance of Nationalist repression. Contrary to the conventional story of incompetence and failure, the author shows that there was more to Nationalist Party nation-building than simply "paper plans" that never came to fruition. He argues rather that the model capital essentially legitimized a new form of state power embodied in new symbolic systems that the Communist Party was able to tap into after defeating the Nationalists in 1949. At the same time, the book makes the case that, although it was unintended by party planners who promoted single-party rule, Nanjing's legitimacy was also a product of protests and contestation, which the party-state only partially succeeded in channeling for its own ends. This book examines twentieth-century Chinese urban history and the social and political history of one of China's key cities during the Republican period
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digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Musgrove, Charles D.
Dewey number
951/.136
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS797.56.N365
LC item number
M87 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Spatial habitus : making and meaning in Asia's architecture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • City planning
  • Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)
  • Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)
  • China
  • Zhong guo guo min dang
  • HISTORY
  • ART
  • Architecture
  • City planning
  • Politics and government
  • China
  • China
  • Stadtplanung
  • China
  • Nanjing
  • Arkitektur och samhälle
  • Samhällsplanering
  • Nanjing
Label
China's contested capital : architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing, Charles D. Musgrove
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in China by Hong Kong University Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The capital established -- Visions of grandeur in the capital plan -- Administrative aesthetics and "architectural revolution" -- The necropolis of Nanjing -- Lessons in allure : celebrations of state in the capital -- Views from the street: development, defiance & discipline
Control code
859157605
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837952
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r15q
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859157605
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
China's contested capital : architecture, ritual, and response in Nanjing, Charles D. Musgrove
Publication
Note
Published in China by Hong Kong University Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The capital established -- Visions of grandeur in the capital plan -- Administrative aesthetics and "architectural revolution" -- The necropolis of Nanjing -- Lessons in allure : celebrations of state in the capital -- Views from the street: development, defiance & discipline
Control code
859157605
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837952
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r15q
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859157605
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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