Yuxi Zhong is a postgraduate student at the Department of Sociology at Shanghai University with a major in Folklore. At MPI-MMG she was working on "The Power of Cosmopolitanism - the case of Tianzifang ". Tianzifang is a newly arisen cosmopolitan landscape in Shanghai. It is known as a creative industry zone, it got the reputation as “The most creative industry zone of China”, “ the AAA level tourist place of China”, etc. However, this development was not decided by the creative class. In fact, there were other forces, even resistant forces which had worked on the development of Tianzifang.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
November - December 2011