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By Yat Ming, Dr Loo

Kuala Lumpur, the capital urban of Malaysia, is a former colony of the British Empire which this present day prides itself in being a multicultural society par excellence. even though, the Islamisation of the city panorama, that is on the middle of Malaysia’s decolonisation tasks, has marginalised the chinese language city areas that have been as soon as on the center of Kuala Lumpur. enticing with advanced colonial and postcolonial facets of the town, from the British colonial period within the Eighties to the modernisation interval within the Nineties, this ebook demonstrates how Kuala Lumpur’s city panorama is overwritten by way of a racial schedule in the course of the promoting of Malaysian structure, together with the world-famous mega-projects of the Petronas dual Towers and the hot administrative capital of Putrajaya. Drawing on quite a lot of chinese language group files, interviews and assets, the publication illustrates how Kuala Lumpur’s chinese language areas were subjugated. This comprises unique case reports exhibiting how the chinese language re-appropriated the Kuala Lumpur outdated urban centre of Chinatown and chinese language cemeteries as a fashion of contesting state’s hegemonic nationwide id and ideology.

This publication is arguably the 1st educational ebook to envision the connection of Malaysia’s huge chinese language minority with the politics of structure and urbanism in Kuala Lumpur. it's also one of many few educational books to situate the chinese language diaspora areas on the centre of the development of urban and kingdom. through together with the spatial contestation of these from the margins and their resistance opposed to the nation ideology, this publication proposes a recuperative city and architectural heritage, looking to revalidate the marginalised areas of minority group and re-script them into the narrative of the postcolonial nation-state.

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