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Harbin to Hanoi – The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940 - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Harbin to Hanoi: The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

Laura Victoir and Victor Zatsepine


Colonial powers in China and northern Vietnam employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of supremacy, a mission to civilize, a re-creation of a home away from home, or simply as a place to live and work. In this volume, scholars of city planning, architecture, and Asian and imperial history provide a detailed analysis of how colonization worked on different levels, and how it was expressed in stone, iron, and concrete. The process of creating the colonial built environment was multilayered and unpredictable. This book uncovers t ... More

Keywords: Colonies, Colonial powers, China, Vietnam, Harbin, Hanoi, Architecture, Asia, Imperial history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139415
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Victoir, editor

Victor Zatsepine, editor

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