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

byLaura Victoir, Victor Zatsepine

Kobo ebook | January 1, 2013

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Colonial powers in China and northern Vietnam employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of supremacy, a mission to civilize, a re-creation of a home away from home, or simply as a place to live and work. In this volume, scholars of city planning, architecture, and Asian and imperial history provide a detailed analysis of how colonization worked on different levels, and how it was expressed in stone, iron, and concrete. The process of creating the colonial built environment was multilayered and unpredictable. This book uncovers the regional diversity of the colonial built form found from Harbin to Hanoi, varied experiences of the foreign powers in Asia, flexible interactions between the colonizers and the colonized, and the risks entailed in building and living in these colonies and treaty ports.
Title:Harbin to Hanoi: Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:Hong Kong University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9888180673

ISBN - 13:9789888180677

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