Port Cities In Asia And Europe

Author: Arndt Graf
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135784787
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With the demise of European socialist economies and the marketization of Asian communist countries, a new global capitalism has reshaped the configuration of the world economy, with speed a determining factor to all transactions of information, finance, goods and services and people. Sea-ports that were significant for a slower but no less global economy have been undergoing transformation to stay economically and culturally relevant. Some manage to reinvent themselves as tourist cities, some face decline if they do not manage to transform. This volume looks at a number of port cities in Asia and Europe that face this pressure. With contributions considering history, contemporary developments, contacts between ports, the representation of ports and the relations between port cities and their hinterlands. This comparative study identifies many parallels between local histories and developments in the Asian and European port cities, as well as new opportunities for sharing experiences and learning from the developments and decisions in similar situations in other port cities.
Port Cities in Asia and Europe
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Arndt Graf, Chua Beng Huat
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-20 - Publisher: Routledge

With the demise of European socialist economies and the marketization of Asian communist countries, a new global capitalism has reshaped the configuration of the world economy, with speed a determining factor to all transactions of information, finance, goods and services and people. Sea-ports that were significant for a slower but
Port Cities in Asia and Europe
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Arndt Graf, Chua Beng Huat
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-20 - Publisher: Routledge

With the demise of European socialist economies and the marketization of Asian communist countries, a new global capitalism has reshaped the configuration of the world economy, with speed a determining factor to all transactions of information, finance, goods and services and people. Sea-ports that were significant for a slower but
Gateways of Disease
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Jörg Vögele, Hideharu Umehara
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

Many port cities can be conceived as archetype places where the origins of modern health conditions and modern public health strategies can be analysed. It is not surprising therefore that considerable interdisciplinary researches, drawing explicitly on work in medical, global, demographic, economic, political, social and urban history has been undertaken
The City and the Ocean
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: I-Chun Wang, Jonathan White
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-24 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Throughout history cities have been locations of human encounter. Equally they have been contexts for the trade of goods and services, for the evolution of various forms of urban space, and for the production, development, and enrichment of culture and technology. Many cities grew up along shorelines, which themselves constitute
Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-13 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent