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1.Suzhou's modernity within space and spatial relations


Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

2.The unstable triangular relationship between China, EU, and the USA


Source:China and the EU in the Era of Regional and Interregional Cooperation,2020,Vol.

3.Historic landscape and water heritage of Suzhou beyond the tourist gaze

Author:Wang,Yi Wen;Nolf,Christian

Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

4.Bridal fashion and Suzhou: The development of the Tiger Hill wedding market


Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

5.Wujiang in transition: Urban development and changing grassroots governance mechanisms


Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

6.Suzhou in transition: An introduction


Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

7.Suzhou in transition


Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

Abstract:© 2021 selection and editorial matter, Beibei Tang and Paul Cheung. All rights reserved. Through the lens of the city of Suzhou, this edited volume presents views on the complex interaction between the central state, market agents, local governments and individuals who have shaped the development of Chinese cities and urban life. Featuring a range of disciplinary perspectives, contributors to this volume have all undertaken research in one municipality - Suzhou - to consider how history and culture have evolved during the modernisation of Chinese cities and the transformation of urban space, as well as shifting rural-urban relations and urban life during the reform era. The volume is underscored by a complex dynamic system consisting of three interlocked mechanisms through which the central and local state interact: history and culture, social and economic life, and administration and governance. As such, chapters analyse responses both from the state and society as driving forces of local development, with an interplay between tradition and heritage on the one hand and China's economic and social development on the other. Suzhou in Transition will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese and urban studies, as well as urban sociology and geography.

8.Contemporary Fabrication of Pasts and the Creation of New Identities? Open-Air Museums and Historical Theme Parks in the UK and China

Author:Ludwig, C.; Wang, Y.


Abstract:This chapter examines the selective usage of history, relics and practice to reconstruct specific versions of the past. The open air Beamish Museum in Durham, UK and the historical theme parks in Hangzhou and Kaifeng, China are used as comparative case studies to unpack first, how ‘heritage’ is conceptualised in each context, and second, how particular versions of the past are selected, (re)invented, disseminated and consumed for contemporary purposes. Set within a theoretical framework of ‘living heritage’ and an analytical framework of the over-lapping themes of authenticity, identity and national pride, tourism and education, the chapter examines the different ways in which the appropriation of cultural heritage takes place at each site. In doing so, we draw attention to the disparate interpretations of conservation practice and the idea of ‘living heritage’ in the UK and China and debate their continued relevance in the contemporary heritage discourse.

9.Mobility and the chinese dream

Author:Rhys Williams,Austin

Source:Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China,2020,Vol.

Abstract:China's transport infrastructure is a classic example of the country's rapid growth and consequent social transformation. Its railway expansion alone has been unprecedented, home to the second biggest rail network in the world and by far the biggest high-speed rail network (with 3,500 km opening in 2018 alone, equivalent to 15 times the entire US HSR network). This has provided opportunities for mobility and social mobility as 3 billion passenger trips are taken for pleasure and business every year. The same is true of the exponential rise in the number of cars, public transport and airlines. But alongside such infrastructural investments in the mechanisms for mobility exist socially restrictive policies that often curtail mobility. The fascinating dilemma for China is how does the political need to police travel in order to – as it sees it – maintain a sense of control and the maintenance of stability rub up against the personal desire and social ambition unleashed in these material opportunities for change.

10.The Heritage Turn in China: The Reinvention, Dissemination and Consumption of Heritage



Abstract:This edited volume focuses on heritage discourse and practice in China today as it has evolved from the 'heritage turn' that can be dated to the 1990s. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches to regionally and topically diverse case studies, the contributors to this volume show how particular versions of the past are selected, (re)invented, disseminated and consumed for contemporary purposes. These studies explore how the Chinese state utilises heritage not only for tourism, entertainment, educational and commercial purposes, but also as part of broader political strategies on both the national and international stage. Together, they argue that the Chinese state employs modes of heritage governance to construct new modernities while strengthening collective national identity in support of both its political legitimacy and its claim to status as an international superpower. The authors also consider ways in which state management of heritage is contested by some stakeholders whose embrace of heritage has a different purpose and meaning.

11.Urban-rural relations in the context of new urbanization: The case of Suzhou


Source:Suzhou in Transition,2020,Vol.

12.ASEAN as a method: Re-centering processes and institutions in contemporary Southeast Asian regionalism


Source:ASEAN as a Method: Re-centering Processes and Institutions in Contemporary Southeast Asian Regionalism,2020,Vol.

Abstract:This edited volume proposes that an understanding of ASEAN - its development and institutionalization - is invaluable to our conception of international relations theory in the Asian context. Southeast Asia and ASEAN host peoples, ideas, institutions, and relations that contribute to a critical reassessment of theories in social sciences. In the field of IR, studies on transnational networks, diasporas, small states, middle powers, the role of history, and identity learn from Southeast Asian practices. ASEAN has long been established as an authoritative example of alternative ways of regional institutionalization. Besides empirical analysis, these fields can also benefit from their interactions with regional scholarly communities. This edited book offers an opportunity for a dialogue among scholarly communities on a variety of issues of which Southeast Asia and ASEAN provide ample opportunities for a critical analysis. This book will be of great interest to scholars of ASEAN, the broader Asian region, and for scholars of regionalism in general.

13.Second Kind Chebyshev Wavelets for Solving the Variable-Order Space-Time Fractional Telegraph Equation

Author:Mohammad Hossein Heydari, Ali Shakiba, Zakieh Avazzadeh, Carlo Cattani


Abstract:The second kind of the Chebyshev wavelets (SKCWs) are a kind of orthonormal wavelets which have the properties of the second kind Chebyshev polynomials, which are orthogonally and spectrally accurate, as well as useful properties of wavelets. In this chapter, a generalization of the variable-order space-time fractional telegraph equation (V-S-FTE) is proposed by the concept of the variable-order fractional derivative and replacing the fractional derivative terms in the space-time fractional telegraph equation with variable-order fractional derivatives. The proposed method is based on the SKCWs in conjunction with their operational matrix of variable-order fractional derivative, which are described in the Caputo sense. However, since the SKCWs maintain the properties of the second kind Chebyshev polynomials as well as the properties of the wavelets, the people believe that these basis functions are appropriate to approximate solutions for various variable-order fractional functional equations, especially the V-S-FTE.

14.Chinese Landscape Aesthetics: the exchange and nurturing of emotions

Author:Claudia Westermann


Abstract:"Chinese Landscape Aesthetics: the exchange and nurturing of emotions" is a short essay published in a book on new Chinese landscape architecture. The essay presents traditional Chinese concepts that are typically translated into English as 'landscape.' Following the etymology of the Chinese terms and recognizing that their conceptual focus is on the exchange and nurturing of emotions, which is not captured by the English term, we can gain a new understanding also of contemporary works of Chinese landscape architecture.
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