With nearly five millennia of architectural heritage, China boasts
the longest continuous architectural lineage in history. A hundred
years after the dawn of the 20th century, the urban landscape of
the world's most populous country has now been transformed
completely. The pivotal link between the ancient traditions of
China's imperial past and the high-rise, glass-clad,
lust-for-wealth that characterises China's 21st-century
architectural aspirations is a period of modernisation that
revolutionised its architectural language and urban fabric.
Despite the fact that the reach of Modernism was as effective in
early 20th-century China as elsewhere in the world, China remains
conspicuously absent from written histories of Modernism - as
Modernism does from written histories of China. Modernism in China
confronts this by investigating China's unique experience of
Modernism, its remarkable variety, striking contradictions and
recurrent paradoxes. Modernism in China acquired its own unique
language forged from geographical, cultural, historical and
political circumstances. This extensive study analyses, for the
first time, the role of Modernism in the development of China's
architectural and urban landscapes throughout the 20th century and,
consequently, offers valuable context to the country's recent
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