Shanghai: Life, Love and Infrastructure in China's City of the Future by Stephen GraceShanghai: Life, Love and Infrastructure in China's City of the Future by Stephen Grace

Shanghai: Life, Love and Infrastructure in China's City of the Future

byStephen Grace

Paperback | July 16, 2010

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Shanghai is the most modern and dynamic city in China. In preparation for hosting the World Expo 2010, a World?s Fair in the grand tradition of international fairs and expositions, the megalopolis embarked on an overhaul to transform itself from the ?Pearl of the Orient? into the ?City of the Future.? Here, the world?s tallest buildings soar, the planet?s longest bridges span toxic waterways, and the fastest train on earth rockets the city from its storied past toward a future that seems, by turns, either as bright or as hideous as the lights that set the hazy sky aglow each night. At a time when interest in China has seen a sharp increase that shows no signs of abating, Shanghai places China?s development and its effects on the world into context by explaining how the country arrived where it is today and why it is building massive infrastructure projects with tremendous social and environmental impact. Shanghai provides an intimate look inside a mega-city heaving with change and offers essential insight into the challenges of remaining human in an increasingly urbanized world.
STEPHEN GRACE is director of marketing for China Travel and Tour, as well as vice president of G2 Adventures. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor?s degree in psychology. While studying at the university, he worked as a deckhand on Mississippi riverboats and later served as a caretaker for a Cambridge ho...
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Title:Shanghai: Life, Love and Infrastructure in China's City of the FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.19 × 6.13 × 0.85 inPublished:July 16, 2010Publisher:Sentient PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1591810833

ISBN - 13:9781591810834

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Shanghai, the book, is fascinating, funny, and frightening, just like Shanghai the city. Stephen Grace has done the impossible: He has explained?in entertaining, understandable language?the bizarre contradictions that make up modern China. Mr. Grace should be given grants, honors, and awards for pulling this off.