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Cities in Motion : Urban Life and Cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia, 1920-1940 (Hardcover) (Su Lin

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"In the 1920s and 1930s, the port cities of Southeast Asia were staging grounds for diverse groups of ordinary citizens to experiment with modernity, as a rising Japan and the growth of American capitalism challenged the predominance of European empires after the First World War. Both migrants and locals played a pivotal role in shaping civic culture. Moving away from a nationalist reading of the period, Su Lin Lewis explores layers of cross-cultural interaction in various spheres: the urban built environment, civic associations, print media, education, and popular culture. While the book focuses on Penang, Rangoon, and Bangkok - three cities born amidst British expansion in the region - it explores connected experiences across Asia and in Asian intellectual enclaves in Europe. Cosmopolitan sensibilities were severely tested in the era of post-colonial nationalism, but are undergoing a resurgence in Southeast Asia's civil society and creative class today"--
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History, Civilization
Series Title: Asian Connections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Su Lin Lewis
Language: English
Street Date: July 8, 2016
TCIN: 51451306
UPC: 9781107108332
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-3213
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