Cody, Jeffrey W., “American Planning In Republican China, 1911-1937”, (1996)
Title : “American Planning In Republican China, 1911-1937”,
Author(s) : Cody, Jeffrey W.
Year : 1996
Type : Journal article
Subject : History
Keywords : city;urban;architecture
Journal : Planning Perspectives,
Volume : 11
Number : 4
Start page : 339
End page : 377
Language:Name : English
Support : Print
Abstract : In China, between 1911 and 1937, American planners and US-trained Chinese municipal experts initiated significant planning schemes in several Chinese cities. This influence marked a crucial change in Chinese city planning because for the mid-19th century to 1911 it had primarily been British, French, or German planners who had exerted foreign influence on Chinese urban form. This article discusses American planning in Chinese cities of the Republican period, with particular attention to Nanjing and Guangzhou. A fuller recognition of these Chinese cities' planning histories, as well as those of such others as Xiamen (Amoy), Shenyang (Mukden), and Fuzhou (Foochow) that followed their lead, demonstrates that American planning efforts in the western Pacific were far more pervasive than has previously been assumed.