Shaping Canton : The Mountains are High and the Emperor Far Away
The book takes as its starting point the city of Canton, at the heart of the most populous built-up metropolitan area in Mainland China, and a city that has for several centuries held a central position with regard to economic, social, and physical change in the country.
Included are hundreds of beautiful illustrations and drawings that help articulate Smith's historical insight into key events surrounding the development of Canton, from its preliminary trading and treaty port history, to its Republican city building program, the Socialist planned economy after 1949, the post-1978 reform period, and the regenerative impetus of the contemporary city.
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 229 x 229 x 22.86mm | 1,138.52g
- 13 Feb 2023
- Oro Editions
- San Rafael, United States
- 280 Illustrations, color