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Zeng Qiaoqiao



My name is Zeng Qiaoqiao, I am a doctoral candidate of Tongji University in Shanghai of China. My academic research is architectural history and theory of contemporary Chinese architecture. My dissertation is study on“China Architectural Idea Evolution in 1980S: Base on the Architectural Journals Text Discourse Analysis”, It is focus on the inner of architectural hot topics in 1980s of China, and analysis the “debating” discourse in architectural media.





Transition and Anxiety: A Case Study on Historic Spatial Evolution of “the Socialistic Worker`s Village”(社会主工人新村) in Shanghai

The Socialistic “Worker`s Village”, as a typically ideological symbol of specific historic period in China, has been produced by mass customization and individualized configuration with simple patterns and models since the 1950s to 1980s of 20th Centries. The “Worker`s Village” is a type of residence for the “Working-Class”. As an “image” of specific period of China, it is usually characterized by large scale and vivid socialism identifies, which has occupied and reshaped the urban spaces. Fundamentally, the “Worker`s Village” is more like a self-projection of culture than a socialistic urban image.

Instead of the “Shi Ku Men” or megalopolis scene of “Pudong Avenue” which were the urban images of excessive consumption or misreading urually, this study focuses on the Socialistic “Worker`s Village” in Shanghai. It is intended to conceived the spaces anxiety, which is caused by the modernity transition and breakdown of history in Shanghai, by retrospect the process of historic spacial evolution of “Worker`s Village”. Meanwhile, this study also is aimed to represent the dramatically conflicts and struggles under the change of urban and social spaces by describing the everydayness of the “Worker`s Village” diachronically. Moreover, this study is also designed to present the economics, politics and ideological power of Shanghai since 1990s, and urban space change between the modern and tradition with the alienation, conflict and apposition, and thus for the sake of mapping the contemporary Chinese social change discourse.


Key Words: The Socialistic “Worker`s Village” in Shanghai, Historic Spacial Evolution, the Relationship Between Urban Space and Social Ideology, “Working-Class” and Everydayness, Transition and Anxiety





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