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The Resource Architecture and urban form in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city, Yat Ming Loo, University College London, UK, (electronic book)

Architecture and urban form in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city, Yat Ming Loo, University College London, UK, (electronic book)

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Architecture and urban form in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city
Title
Architecture and urban form in Kuala Lumpur
Title remainder
race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city
Statement of responsibility
Yat Ming Loo, University College London, UK
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text traces the history of one of the great examples of postcolonial multi-racial and multicultural cities - Kuala Lumpur. It examines how multi-racial spaces and urbanity of this postcolonial city were shaped by the dominant state's nation-building project, and how these were contested by the Malaysian Chinese minority.
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Loo, Yat Ming
Dewey number
720.95951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.N38
LC item number
L66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Nationalism and architecture
  • Identity (Psychology) in architecture
  • Space (Architecture)
  • Chinese
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Summary expansion
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is a former colony of the British Empire which today prides itself in being a multicultural society par excellence. However, the Islamisation of the urban landscape, which is at the core of Malaysia's decolonisation projects, has marginalised the Chinese urban spaces which were once at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Engaging with complex colonial and postcolonial aspects of the city, from the British colonial era in the 1880s to the modernisation period in the 1990s, this book demonstrates how Kuala Lumpur's urban landscape is overwritten by a racial agenda through the promotion of Malaysian Architecture, including the world-famous mega-projects of the Petronas Twin Towers and the new administrative capital of Putrajaya. Drawing on a wide range of Chinese community archives, interviews and resources, the book illustrates how Kuala Lumpur's Chinese spaces have been subjugated. This includes original case studies showing how the Chinese re-appropriated the Kuala Lumpur old city centre of Chinatown and Chinese cemeteries as a way of contesting state's hegemonic national identity and ideology. This book is arguably the first academic book to examine the relationship of Malaysia's large Chinese minority with the politics of architecture and urbanism in Kuala Lumpur. It is also one of the few academic books to situate the Chinese diaspora spaces at the centre of the construction of city and nation. By including the spatial contestation of those from the margins and their resistance against the state ideology, this book proposes a recuperative urban and architectural history, seeking to revalidate the marginalised spaces of minority community and re-script them into the narrative of the postcolonial nation-state
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Architecture and urban form in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city, Yat Ming Loo, University College London, UK, (electronic book)
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Formerly CIP.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-206) and index
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online resource
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text
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AH30475322
Extent
x, 221 pages
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electronic
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9781317179238
Lccn
2012042967
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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remote
Label
Architecture and urban form in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city, Yat Ming Loo, University College London, UK, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
AH30475322
Extent
x, 221 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781317179238
Lccn
2012042967
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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