Taipei: City of Displacements by Joseph R. Allen

Taipei: City of Displacements

byJoseph R. Allen

Kobo ebook | August 1, 2012

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Winner of the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize

This cultural study of public space examines the cityscape of Taipei, Taiwan, in rich descriptive prose. Contemplating a series of seemingly banal subjects--maps, public art, parks--Joseph Allen peels back layers of obscured history to reveal forces that caused cultural objects to be celebrated, despised, destroyed, or transformed as Taipei experienced successive regime changes and waves of displacement. In this thoughtful stroll through the city, we learn to look beyond surface ephemera, moving from the general to the particular to see sociocultural phenomena in their historical and contemporary contexts.

Title:Taipei: City of DisplacementsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:University of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295804262

ISBN - 13:9780295804262

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