author={Mary Ann O'donnell},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  pages={419 - 443}
Located just north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, the largest and oldest of China's Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been both a project and symbol of post-Mao modernization. In this paper, I trace how the Shenzhen built environment mediates images and experiences of ‘Hong Kong’, arguing that transnationality in the SEZ is an everyday practice where tradition, colonialism, and the Cold War provide raw materials for the local reworking of the changing relationship between the Chinese state apparatus and… 
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  • M. Bennett
  • Sociology
    Dialogues in Human Geography
  • 2021
Responding to An, Sharp, and Shaw’s article, ‘Towards Confucian Geopolitics’, I consider how strategies and interpretations of Chinese geopolitics are playing out in Hong Kong with attention to their
"They come in peasants and leave citizens": urban villages and the making of Shenzhen, China.
  • Jonathan Bach
  • History, Art
    Cultural anthropology : journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • 2010
This essay analyzes the urban-rural divide as complicit in each other's continued production and effacement and explores how village and city exploit the ambiguities of their juxtaposition in the making of Shenzhen.
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The recent phenomenon of the export zone attracts scholarly attention primarily for its economic and political logics, yet it is as a cultural phenomenon that the Zone may ultimately signal its
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In "National Past-Times", Ann S. Anagnost explores the fashioning and refashioning of modern Chinese subjectivity as it relates to the literal and figurative body of the nation. In essays revealing
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Canton under Communism: Programs and Politics in a Provincial Capital, 1949–1968 . By Ezra Vogel (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969. Pp. 448. $13.95.)
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This work traces the epochal shifts in the relatiohsip between capital accumulation and state formation over a 700-year period. The author synthesizes social theory, comparative history and
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