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Frontiers of History in China

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 117–138 | Cite as

The popularization of bicycles and modern Shanghai

  • Xu Tao 
Research Article
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Abstract

Taking the popularization of bicycles in modern Shanghai as an example, this article discussed the interrelationship between the development of instruments and the users by analyzing the expansion of city space, formation of the city time rhythm, changes in consumption mode of different social classes, and the competition of various transportation tools, etc. The influences on the transformation of social life in Shanghai and other cities of China were also revealed.

Keywords

bicycles Shanghai Westernization urban management 

摘要

以自行车在上海的普及为切入点, 考察此舶来器物之东渐过程, 同时结合近代上海城市空间的拓展、城市时间节奏的形成、 各阶层的消费方式变迁、 城市交通工具的生存竞争等诸多方面, 可发掘器物(技术)发展与使用群体之间的互动关系, 并揭示其对上海乃至中国城市社会生活方式的变革所产生的意义。

关键词

自行车 上海 西化 城市맜理 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The History InstituteShanghai Academy of Social SciencesShanghaiChina

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