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By Xuefei Ren

From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the development of a rare variety of new constructions, lots of that have been designed through architectural organisations abroad. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, historic examine, and community research, Building Globalization heavily scrutinizes the becoming phenomenon of transnational structure and its profound impact at the improvement of city space.

Roaming from development websites in Shanghai to architects’ workplaces in Paris, Xuefei Ren interviews hundreds and hundreds of architects, builders, politicians, citizens, and activists to discover this factor. She reveals that during the speedily reworking towns of recent China, iconic designs from prestigious overseas architects aid inner most builders to differentiate their tasks, executive officers to develop their careers, and the chinese language country to announce the coming of contemporary China at the global stage. 

China leads the way in which within the globalization of structure, a procedure whose ramifications should be felt from Beijing to Dubai to Basel. Connecting the dots among actual property hypothesis, megaproject building, residential displacement, historic upkeep, housing rights, and concrete activism, Building Globalization finds the contradictions and outcomes of this new, worldwide city frontier.

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