Beijing / Bibliography

WANG JUN. (2011) Beijing Record: A Physical and Political History of Planning Modern Beijing. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This book explores the theoretical implication of the background for the planning system in China, it looks at The People’s Republic of China as a major part of Asia and analyzes it starting from its location on the world map and physical characteristics. This books provides a magisterial overview and analysis of the complex and contested nature of city and regional planning in China by mapping the organization arrangements for planning and considers the catalogue of strategic and local issues in the country.

Wang Jun’s book Beijing Record clearly records the key decisions that led to Beijing’s present urban fragmentation and its loss of memory and history in the form of the bulldozing of its architectural heritage. This book discusses the vision by historians, urban planners and journalists that have written or commended on the transformation of the city Beijing.

This book also analyzes the stories about lives of architects and planners including Liang Sicheng, Lin Huiyin, Chen Zhanxiang and Hua Lanhong.

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