Beijing : city of spectacle, city of dust
As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing has become an increasingly important emblem in the new story of China's rise, both domestically and internationally. This is not, however, the first time that the city has had such symbolic importance. Rarely in the history of China has a city been made to manifest world-making and world-transforming power as Beijing. With only rare exceptions, it has been the central motif of political power and authority since it was first built in the...[Show more]
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