Spectacle and the City is out!

Edited together with Lena Scheen, Amsterdam University Press has recently published this volume in its Cities and Cultures series. As China becomes increasingly modern and urban, artists have responded by imagining the Chinese city at the intersections of the social, material, and political realities of modern life. This volume explores how the city-as-spectacle has been visualized and contested in art and popular culture.  Featuring essays by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, Spectacle and the City is as broad as the terrain it covers: with essays by an interdisciplinary team of experts on Chinese cities, as well as leading cultural critics, it goes beyond mainland China to include cities with cultural significance, such as Singapore and Hong Kong.

Contributors are: Ackbar Abbas, Chua Beng Huat, Robin Visser, Yomi Braester, Jeroen de Kloet, Jeroen Groenewegen-Lau, Stefan Landsberger, Gladys Pak Lei Chong, Gregory Bracken, Margaret Hillenbrand, Lena Scheen, Ou Ning and John Nguyet Erni.

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Here you can download the introduction.