My book examines the eco-city phenomenon through a case study of four recent ecological developments in Shanghai. The book is focused on two main questions: what does the rise of eco-cities in both government policy and popular imagination mean; and what does the eco-city phenomenon mean in China, and in the United States. My initial interest was sparked by my family connection to Chongming Island, where Dongtan Eco-city was proposed, and which seemed an utterly improbable place to site a high-tech ecotopian city. Continue reading
I was interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s “Costing the Earth” series, which will air on April 21 at 15:30 (aka 3:30 PM GMT) and repeat the next day at 21:00 (aka 9:00 PM GMT). After airing, it will post online to the Radio 4 website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4.
I’m giving a talk for the American Studies and Anthropology Depts. at GWU on Monday, April 20th
and a Plenary for the Asian American Studies Conference in Evanston Illinois on Friday the 24th.