Ouvrages récents sur Shanghai (1)

Shanghai est cette année la ville invitée d’honneur du Salon du livre de Paris, du 21 au 24 mars (voir le billet de présentation de Jacqueline Nivard sur Chin’Electrodoc). Nous présentons ici quelques parutions récentes en langues occidentales, concernant  cette ville, acquises par la bibliothèque du CECMC.

Ouvrages parus en 2013

Cochran, Sherman and Andrew Hsieh. The Lius of Shanghai. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013. 431 p. ISBN : 978-0-674-07259-6

9780674072596From the Sino-Japanese War to the Communist Revolution, the onrushing narrative of modern China can drown out the stories of the people who lived it. Yet a remarkable cache of letters from one of China’s most prominent and influential families, the Lius of Shanghai, sheds new light on this tumultuous era. Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh take us inside the Lius’ world to explore how the family laid the foundation for a business dynasty before the war and then confronted the challenges of war, civil unrest, and social upheaval.

Bracken, Gregory. The Shanghai alleyway house : a vanishing urban vernacular. London ; New York : Routledge, 2013. ISBN : 978-0-415-64071-8
As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social community. In recent years however, the city’s rapid redevelopment has meant that the alleyway house is being destroyed, and this book seeks to understand it in terms of the lifestyle it engendered for those who called it home, whilst also looking to the future of the alleyway house. Based on groundwork research, this book examines the Shanghai alleyway house in light of the complex history of the city, especially during the colonial era. It also explores the history of urban form (and governance) in China in order to question how the Eastern and Western traditions combined in Shanghai to produce a unique and dynamic housing typology. Construction techniques and different alleyway house sub-genres are also examined, as is the way of life they engendered, including some of the side-effects of alleyway house life, such as the literature it inspired, both foreign and local, as well as the portrayal of life in the laneways as seen in films set in the city. The book ends by posing the question: what next for the alleyway house? Does it even have a future, and if so, what lies ahead for this rapidly vanishing typology?.

Shao, Qin. Shanghai gone : domicide and defiance in a Chinese megacity. London : Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. 326 p. ISBN : 978-1-442-21131-5

1442211318Shanghai has been demolished and rebuilt into a gleaming megacity in recent decades, now ranking with New York and London as a hub of global finance. But that transformation has come at a grave human cost. This book is the first to apply the concept of domicide—the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers—to the sweeping destruction of neighborhoods, families, and life patterns to make way for the new Shanghai.

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Monique Abud (2014, 15 mars). Ouvrages récents sur Shanghai (1). Carnets du Centre Chine (CNRS/EHESS). Consulté le 24 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/meoh

Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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