The last days of old Beijing : life in the backstreets of a city transformed
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New York : Walker & Company, 2008.
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
951.156 MEYER

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Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
vii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0802716520, 9780802716521

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-339) and index.
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A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, Dazhalan. Meyer examines how the bonds that hold the neighborhood together are being torn by forced evictions as century-old houses and ways of life are increasingly destroyed to make way for shopping malls, the capital's first Wal-Mart, high-rise buildings, and widened streets for cars replacing bicycles. Beijing has gone through this cycle many times, as Meyer reveals, but never with the kind of dislocation and overturning of its storied culture now occurring as the city prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Meyer, M. J. (2008). The last days of old Beijing: life in the backstreets of a city transformed (First U.S. edition.). Walker & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Meyer, Michael J., 1972-. 2008. The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Backstreets of a City Transformed. New York: Walker & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Meyer, Michael J., 1972-. The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Backstreets of a City Transformed New York: Walker & Company, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Meyer, Michael J. The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Backstreets of a City Transformed First U.S. edition., Walker & Company, 2008.

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