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“Li Shiqiao reveals continuities between ancient Chinese city formations and current urban organizations where others see only rupture and chaos. No other work on the staggering urban explosion in China so deftly displays the complexities of these current formulations. Bringing an impressive array of disciplines into conversation with each other, this book gestures toward what urban studies could and should be.”
- Professor Ryan Bishop, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
“Asked what was the difference between Japanese space and ‘western’ space, Maki declared emphatically: ‘Nothing!’ Tackling differences in spatial thinking from inside both ‘western’ and Chinese thinking, Li Shiqiao demonstrates how mental space, Chinese and ‘western,’ is determined by culture.”
- Professor Leon van Schaik, RMIT University
“Li Shiqiao has written the only book on the Chinese ...
Chapter 2: The City of Maximum Quantities
The City of Maximum Quantities
Hong Kong as a city of a billion things – encapsulating the notion of abundance in all its aspects – is one of the most notable results of the Chinese framework of quantity management; two cities perhaps invite comparisons with Hong Kong, and they may be considered as superseded cities of maximum ...