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This is Shanghai

Author : Alexander Barrett
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This is Shanghai is a first hand account of expat life in China's (and the world's) largest city. Like a guidebook, it helps newcomers and visitors discover the city; but instead of making quickly-outdated lists of restaurants and museums, Alexander Barrett takes you on a tour of the essential facets of existence in Shanghai. Follow him through the sometimes incredibly old, sometimes futuristic, and often just plain strange sights, sounds, and experiences he's come across in the first year of exploring the city. With its light, humorous style and sharp eye for those key details that explain the sprawling reality of a huge metropolis, this book is perfect for anyone who wants a friendly guide to Shanghai or just a window onto another, fascinating world.

Learning from Shanghai

Author : Charlene Tan
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The Shanghai school system has attracted worldwide attention since its impressive performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2009. The system ranks as a ‘stunning success’ according to standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Shanghai also stands out for having the world’s highest percentage of ‘resilient students’ – students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who emerge as top performers. Learning From Shanghai: Lessons on Educational Success offers a close-up view of the people and the policies that have achieved such world-class performance. Based on research and personal observation gathered during the author’s recent field work with school principals, teachers and students, this book explores the factors that explain Shanghai’s exceptional success in education. The approach combines high standards of scholarly research and analysis with the author’s unique personal insights, as evidenced by chapters entitled Education is Filling a Bucket and Lighting a Fire and Tiger Mothers, Dragon Children. Drawing on her experience as an education professional and a teacher of teachers, Charlene Tan thoroughly examines and analyzes the people, the policies and the practices that distinguish Shanghai educators. The contents include comprehensive details on the Shanghai approach to quality education, from discussion of the balance between centralization and decentralization, to school autonomy and accountability, to testing policy and professional development for teachers. The book includes detailed tables on curriculum and school performance targets, sample appraisal forms for teachers and students, and dozens of photographs. The author is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing Shanghai

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The DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Beijing & Shanghai effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.Now available in PDF format.

This is Shanghai

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Doing Business in Shanghai

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This is an indispensable Insider's Guide for Doing Business in Shanghai. It contains the statistics and business information, and has all the elements of Investment Guide, Reference Book, Maps and Business Directory.

Shanghai

Author : Bradley Mayhew
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Shanghai wears remnants of its colonial glamour with the cutting-edge flare of the new China. Once again it's the locus of East-West action, and now it's accessible to everyone. This all-new guide takes travellers into the heart of this pan-cultural experience with great suggestions on places to stay, shop, eat and party. The special architecture section surveys Shanghai's diverse landscape pointing out Art-Deco beauties and the techno-inspirations for the 21st century. As well, there's a detailed description of the magnificent Bund. Up-to-the-nanosecond shopping tips direct readers to the best of local treasures, designer fashions and Cultural Revolution pop trash. Day trips to nearby sites are included.

World Cities

Author : Alan Balfour
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"This change, from a monumental relic of colonial ambition and Chinese confusion into one of the most aggressively international mercantile cities in the world, has seen Shanghai emerging, not as some naive representation of Western reality, but out of the 3000-year history of urban culture in China - a culture whose rational administrative and financial structure has in many past ages managed human populations in a state of harmony and prosperity unmatched in the West. The dynastic capitals of China from Xian to Beijing have until the last two centuries been the power centres of the nation, reinforcing the absolute divine power of the Emperor. The emergence of a commercial capital able to rival Beijing in power and influence creates an as yet unresolved disturbance in the deep structure of Chinese culture.".

Daily Report

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Shanghai

Author : Betty Peh-Tʻi Wei
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A Chinese city which owes a great debt to Western influence, Shanghai is the largest city in Asia, and one of its most fascinating. Complete with anecdotes and vignettes of everyday life, this vivid biography traces the city's transformation from treaty port to the commercial, industrial, andfinancial centre that played a vital role in the development of China's political and social consciousness.

So this is Shanghai

Author : Kelly & Walsh Limited
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Shanghai

Author : Rebecca Weiner
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Whether you are conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole.Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and etiquette you can find. These are not just travel guides; these are guides for a way of life.

China News Analysis

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Every 25th number is an index to the preceding 24 numbers. Cumulative lists of contents in various numbers.

Building Shanghai

Author : Edward Denison
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Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case studies of exemplary architecture interwoven in a compelling narrative that unlocks the many mysteries surrounding this amazing metropolis. Some of the most influential colonial architecture in the world, outstanding examples of Modernism and Art Deco, and an exceptional selection of eclectic and vernacular architecture reflecting Shanghai's many adopted cultures are revealed. This is the first book ever to examine this remarkable subject in a manner that is both comprehensive and captivating in its written content and stunningly illustrated with over 300 archive and contemporary photographs and maps.

PATA Compass

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Beijing Review

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New Shanghai

Author : Pamela Yatsko
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A compelling account of the rebirth of China's greatest city. Earmarked by China's leaders to again become an international business hub, Shanghai, in less than a decade, has blossomed from a depressed industrial town, forgotten by the outside world, into a shimmering metropolis filled with glass skyscrapers, modern factories, and thumping discotheques. Foreign investors are once again flocking to Shanghai, which is commonly seen as an up-and-coming rival to New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong as the world's most important financial centers. But is it? Is Shanghai, the capitalist Mecca of the Far East in the 1920s, re-emerging as the New York of Asia? The Whore of the Orient? The stomping ground of China's artistic elite? China's version of Silicon Valley? A tinderbox of social unrest as state-owned companies lay off workers by the hundreds of thousands? Weaving insightful anecdotes with astute analysis, respected journalist Pamela Yatsko addresses these questions and many others to provide a vivid portrait of Shanghai, past and present. New Shanghai's lively narrative, culled from interviews with Shanghainese at all levels of society, explores key aspects of contemporary Shanghai -- from finance, foreign business and state enterprise reform, to vice, culture and social change. New Shanghai takes us into the world of shady Chinese stock speculators, prosperous yuppies, distraught laid-off workers, determined foreign executives and alluring bar girls, giving texture to the tumult that has rocked urban China. By painting pictures of Shanghai today, New Shanghai offers readers a better understanding of Shanghai and China tomorrow.

Expo 2010 Shanghai

Author : Angelo Bugatti
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The China Monthly Review

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Eastern World

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It is what it is

Author : National Gallery of Canada
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Featuring the most innovative Canadian artists working today, this visually stunning publication is an essential reference for students, teachers and collectors. Attesting to the National Gallery's commitment to collecting contemporary Canadian art, three essays and over fifty individual presentations provide a thorough overview of emerging, mid-career and senior artists from all regions, traditions and backgrounds.Josee Drouin-Brisebois details the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists tackle the state of the world with interdisciplinary modes of self-expression that explode traditional categories, materials and genres.Greg Hill asserts that Indigenous art in Canada has deep roots and that artists of First Nations, Metis and Inuit descent are heirs to an ancient history. He traces the ongoing emergence of indigenous art into the forums of the contemporary art milieu in Canada and internationally.Andrea Kunard tracks how photography continues to adroitly position itself on the cusp of the analogue and the digital, exploiting both technologies to create works that exist in both fact and fiction.Among the many artists featured are David Altmejd, Shuvani Ashoona, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Rebecca Belmore, Shary Boyle, Geoffrey Farmer, Adad Hannah, Wanda Koop, Tim Lee, Tim Pitsiulak, Yannick Pouliot, Steven Shearer, Jeff Wall, Chih-Chien Wang and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.