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Ghosts of the New City Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

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ISBN-10: 0824839714

ISBN-13: 9780824839710

Edition: 2014

Authors: Andrew Alan Johnson, David P. Chandler, Rita Smith Kipp

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Chiang Mai (literally, new city) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of Northern prosperity. Years later, the ruins of the excesses of the 1990s still stain the skyline. In Ghosts of the New City, Andrew Alan Johnson shows how the trauma of the crash, brought back vividly by the political crisis of 2006, haunts efforts to remake the city. For many Chiang Mai residents, new developments harbour the seeds of the crash, which manifest themselves in anxious stories of ghosts and criminals who conceal themselves behind the city's progressive veneer. Hopes for rebirth and…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 7/31/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English