BECOMING HONG KONG, RAZING BAOAN, PRESERVING XIN'AN: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF URBANIZATION IN THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

@article{Odonnell2001BECOMINGHK,
  title={BECOMING HONG KONG, RAZING BAOAN, PRESERVING XIN'AN: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF URBANIZATION IN THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE},
  author={Mary Ann O'donnell},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={419 - 443}
}
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