上海都市文化研究 = Shanghai urban cultural studies
Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lingnan University
11:30 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
GE322, General Education Building, Lingnan University
上海正在成為一個全球城市，都市空間的巨大變化不僅改 變 了城市的外貌，同時也影響了人們的日常生活。上海都市空間的急速擴展，是以超乎通常現代化的發展觀念和手段驅動的，這一過程混雜了合理的功能性考慮和極富幻想的想象。
Shanghai is gradually becoming a global city. The great transformation of the urban space not only changes the outlook of the city, but also influences the daily life of the ordinary people. The rapid expansion of urban space in Shanghai is driven by the over-modernized concept and means, and the process of the expansion mingles with the rationally functional consideration and dreamlike imagination.
In my talk, I try to deal with the complicated factors of globalization and localization appearing in the contemporary Shanghai urban culture, and to relate the semi-colonial experience to the reconstruction process of the local knowledge. It is note-worthy that this reconstruction of the local knowledge is likely to succeed only in the context of consumerism. The demand of urban space from the professional management class is rarely questioned or refused, and the "requirements" of international businessmen are probably rationalized or naturalized as the prerequisites of Shanghai ?s becoming a global city in the process of turning Shanghai into a globalized metropolitan.
包亞明 (2004，10月26日)。上海都市文化研究 = Shanghai urban cultural studies [視頻]。檢自 http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/219