Building Shanghai: The Story of China's Gateway
Chapter One: The Origins of Shaghai.
Chapter Two: Establishing and Legalishg the Foreign Setttlements.
Chapter Three: Constructing Shanghai, 1843-1899.
Chapter Four: Becoming a City, 1900-1920.
Chapter Five: Rise and Fall, 1921-1941.
Chapter Six: Anti-Design.
Chapter Seven: The Giant Awakes.
Chapter Eight: Shanghai's Future.
Notes and References.
Guang Yu Ren is an architect and independent consultant. Having practised in China for several years, she moved to Australia to augment her design education. Since then, she has worked with international agencies in Africa and the UK to conserve and promote architectural heritage. Her latest project has brought her back to Shanghai, where she was born and raised, and where she now works to encourage heritage conservation in education and practice, and to build links between China with the rest of the world in this field.
"...beautifully illustrated..." (Building Design, June 2006)
"…expertly captioned images…" (World of Interiors, August 2006)
"…thick with historical detail." (Architectural Review, October 2006)
"..their sharp criticisms of contemporary planning are a useful anecdote." (Financial Times Magazine, November 2006)