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The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form

Jini Kim Watson

Abstract

Under Jini Kim, this book’s scrutiny, the Asian Tiger metropolises of Seoul, Taipei, and Singapore reveal a surprising residue of the colonial environment. Drawing on a wide array of literary, filmic, and political works, and juxtaposing close readings of the built environment, the book demonstrates how processes of migration and construction in the hypergrowth urbanscapes of the Pacific Rim crystallize the psychic and political dramas of their colonized past and globalized present. Tracing the way newly constructed spaces—including expressways, high-rises, factory zones, and department stores ... More

Keywords: Jini Kim, Asian Tiger, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, colonial environment, migration, construction, hypergrowth urbanscapes, Pacific Rim

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816675722
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jini Kim Watson, author