A Butterfly by the Lake - Wuxi Grand Theatre

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Lin Li

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrand Theatre Urbanism
Subtitle of host publicationChinese Cities in the 21st century
EditorsCharlie Qiuli XUE
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Chapter8
Pages179-207
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-7868-3
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-7867-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Abstract

Wuxi, a city in Jiangsu Province, is located about 40 km from its eastern neighbor Suzhou and about 128 km west of the metropolis Shanghai (Fig. 8.1). Despite its population of 6.55 million (2017), Wuxi still seems small when compared with its larger neighbor Suzhou (10.26 million in 2017) and the megacity Shanghai (24.18 million in 2016). Although its proximity to Suzhou and Shanghai is a geographical limitation that reduces Wuxi’s potential to become a regional center, it has never lacked for confidence and ambition in catching up with the trends of other large cities. For example, the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater is a milestone project in the city’s history of cultural development in terms of providing a high class facility for the performing arts.

Citation Format(s)

A Butterfly by the Lake - Wuxi Grand Theatre. / Li, Lin.

Grand Theatre Urbanism: Chinese Cities in the 21st century. ed. / Charlie Qiuli XUE. Singapore : Springer Singapore, 2019. p. 179-207.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review