Asian Cities

This research examines the postcolonial cities of South and East Asia, and how some of them have made the successful segue from nodes in formerly colonial networks to global cities in their own right. This is intended to be an inter-disciplinary approach bringing together architects and urbanists, geographers, sociologists and political scientists, as well as historians, linguists and anyone else involved in the field of Asian studies. The area under investigation consists of South, East and South-East Asia, and includes India, China, Japan, the Koreas, Indochina, Australasia and Micronesia, and concentrates on cities that have successfully made the transition from colonial to postcolonial nodes in the global network (e.g. places like Hong Kong, Singapore or Shanghai).