The High Price of the New Beijing

Here's a review essay in the current issue of the NYRB on saving/destroying/rebuilding Olde Pekinge. The main focus of the essay is a translation of "City Record," a key book on Beijing's history by the journalist Wang Jun. It similar in impact to Jane Jacobs' Death and Life of Great American Cities--a transforming book that has changed the debate in China.


Category: Project China values and beliefs, Civil Society, Environment, 
Posted by: Ian Johnson
Jun 2, 2011