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Remembering Socialist Beijing in Postsocialist China

"Remembering Socialist Beijing in Postsocialist China   Abstract:        The disappearance of Beijing’s alleyways (hutongs) generated public outcry in reform-era China. However, the demise of an equally significant living space in socialist Beijing, residential compounds (dayuan), has received little popular or scholarly attention. This study turns its... '"
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