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Evolution and Preservation of the Old City of Lhasa, The
Published by Springer Verlag Singapore
This book is the first to provide an in-depth analysis about the history, urban development, planning, and preservation of the Lhasa city over the last thirteen centuries.
This book is the first to provide an in-depth analysis about the history, urban development, planning, and preservation of the Lhasa city over the last thirteen centuries. It studis the old Lhasa city as part of Tibet's social and historical evolution process, therefore, the book presentes a relatively wide angle of vision and objective understanding. The research draws on an unparalleled amount of archival sources as well as up-to-date findings of original research projects. In the meanwhile, some experiences of other Chinese historical cities are also included for comparison with the preservation of the old Lhasa city. This book also contains many unique first-hand photos and high-quality illustrations. They can be used as a reference for scholars and students who are interested in the field of historical and cultural preservation in Chinese urban planning and construction. The book can also be useful to tourists or the people who are interested in the cultural and religious history of Tibet.
Genesis.- Lhasa City's Formation and Multiple Historical Factors.- Layout of the Old City of Lhasa.- Building Characteristics and Categories in the Old City of Lhasa.- Barkor Street: Layout and Historical Legacy.- History of the Vintage Courtyards in the Old City of Lhasa.- New Construction and Preservation Efforts in the Old City.- Preservation of the Old City of Lhasa: Future and Development.- Appendix.- References.- Epilogue.
The author is working in the regional and urban studies in China for a long time, and visited the old Lhasa city for many times during the past decade. The author has been served as a national expert of UNDP `Tibet Development and Poverty Alleviation Programme' since 2006, working on the old Lhasa city preservation and international trade development issues.
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