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Authenticity as a challenge in the transformation of Beijing's urban heritage: The commercial gentrification of the Guozijian historic area

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Autor: González Martínez, Placido
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Historia, Teoría y Composición Arquitectónicas
Fecha: 2016
Publicado en: Cities, 56, 48-56.
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: The transformation of Beijing's historic center is in need of an evaluation from the standpoint of authenticity, a concept increasingly used and constantly redefined. Beginning with a heritage-based definition of authenticity, this article will present a review of the urban intervention policies that have been implemented in Beijing's inner city hutongs since the Revolution in 1949, evaluating their effect on the capital's preservation. Then, the paper will continue describing how current urban redevelopment is assuming contemporary definitions of urban authenticity emanating from the creative city paradigm and the tourism industry, leaving a lasting effect on its vernacular heritage. Taking the historical area of Guozijian as a case study, this article will evaluate the integration of contemporary commercial architecture into this historic setting. This evaluation will highlight how flawed conceptions of authenticity have brought about an ongoing gentrification process that is displa...
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Cita: González Martínez, P. (2016). Authenticity as a challenge in the transformation of Beijing's urban heritage: The commercial gentrification of the Guozijian historic area. Cities, 56, 48-56.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/44863

DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.026

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