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The New Asian CityThree-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form$
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Jini Kim Watson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675722

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.001.0001

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Too Late, Too Soon

Too Late, Too Soon

Globalization and New Asian Cities

(p.251) Conclusion Too Late, Too Soon
The New Asian City

Jini Kim Watson

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter summarizes the cultural texts on the colonialism, globalization, modernity, and urban history of Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. It looks at fictional texts that reflect on new infrastructure that give rise to wholly new ways of conceiving the social landscape, communities, and futurity, and stresses the importance of addressing the psychic and symbolic energies that adhere to material forms of development. The chapter concludes with an analysis of recent Asian miracles that materialized in the rising megastates of China and India, focusing on their emergence as economic powers in terms of simple neoliberal or evolutionary development.

Keywords:   colonialism, globalization, modernity, urban history, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, neoliberal, evolutionary development

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