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The Shenzhen Experiment

The Story of China’s Instant City

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674975286

Publication Date: 01/07/2020


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 color photos, 12 color maps


  • Introduction: The Myth of Shenzhen
  • I. National Relevance
    • 1. Song for “The Story of Spring”
    • 2. The “Southern Tours” That Changed China
  • II. Regional History
    • 3. Gateway City to the South China Sea
    • 4. Oysters of the Pearl River Delta
  • III. City Construction
    • 5. Towers by the Hong Kong Border
    • 6. Nail House on “Wall Street”
  • IV. District Transformation
    • 7. Corporate Village in the Central Business District
    • 8. “Slum” in the High-Tech Garden City
  • Conclusion: City of Critical Experimentation
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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