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  • Contents
  • Subject index

Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.

Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and ...

  • 1Population Over Time (1978–2009)
  • 2Resident Foreigners in Shanghai (2000–2009)
  • 3City Budget: Local Fiscal Expenditure (1980–2005)
  • 4Budget Break Down “Science, Education, Culture and Health Care” (1980–2005)
  • 5Number of Cultural Venues/Institutions (1995–2009)
  • 6Distribution of Labour Force (2009)
  • 7Main Home Countries / Regions of Foreign Tourists (1990–2009)
  • 8International Fairs and Exhibitons Total Numbers and Exhibition Space (2003–2009)
  • 9“Shanghai Contemporary”: Number of Participating Cities by Region (2008–2010)

Shanghai, sitting at the mouth of the Yangtze River, became a world city during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries because of its favorable port location and its opening up to foreign trade in 1842. Although Shanghai possesses little of the ancient Chinese empire's cultural legacy compared with Beijing, it occupies its significant place in the modern culture of China by acting as a space of encounter between Chinese ...

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