A History of Design Institutes in China : From Mao to Market

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case Studies (RGC: 11, 13, 14, 48, 49)11_Research book or monograph (Author)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages240
ISBN (Electronic)9780203709917
ISBN (Print)9781351356794, 9781138562332
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2018

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NameRoutledge Research in Architecture
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

A History of Design Institutes in China examines the intricate relationship between design institutes, the state, and, in later periods, the market economy through a carefully situated discussion of significant theoretical and historical issues including socialist utopia, collective and individual design, structural transformation, and architectural exportation, amongst others. It shows how, over the past six decades, China's design institutes have served the state's strategy for socialist construction and urbanisation to create socioeconomic and cultural value. Through first-hand research, authors Xue and Ding reveal how the tensions between pragmatism, creativity, collaboration, and resistance have played a crucial role in defining architectural production. Appealing to academics, researchers, and graduate students, this book provides a much-needed contribution to the discourse on architectural history, building practices, and policymaking in contemporary China.

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A History of Design Institutes in China : From Mao to Market. / Xue, Charlie Q. L.; Ding, Guanghui.

Routledge, 2018. 240 p. (Routledge Research in Architecture).

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case Studies (RGC: 11, 13, 14, 48, 49)11_Research book or monograph (Author)Not applicablepeer-review