The new Asian city : three-dimensional fictions of space and urban form / Jini Kim Watson.
By: Watson, Jini Kim.Material type: BookCall no.: PL493 .W38 2011Publication: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011Description: xi, 311 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780816675722 (hc); 9780816675739 (pbk.).Subject(s): East Asian literature -- History and criticism | Cities and towns in literature | Urbanization in literature | Space in literature | Urbanization -- East Asia -- History | Cities and towns -- East Asia -- Growth -- History
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: the production of space in Singapore, Seoul, and Taipei -- Part I. Colonial cities -- 1. Imagining the colonial city -- 2. Orphans of Asia : modernity and colonial literature -- Export production and the blank slate -- Part II. Postwar urbanism -- 3. Narratives of human growth versus urban renewal -- 4. The disappearing woman, interiority, and private space -- Roads, railways, and bridges: arteries of the nation -- Part III. Industrializing landscapes -- 5. The way ahead: the politics and poetics of Singapore's developmental landscape -- 6. Mobility and migration in Taiwanese new cinema -- 7. The redemptive realism of Korean Minjung literature -- Conclusion. Too late, too soon: globalization and new Asian cities.
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