Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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A thesis in Historic Preservation Presented to the Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Degree of Master of Science in Historic Preservation 2008.
Advisor: David G. DeLong


In this thesis, I examine development projects in the inner city of Shanghai, especially the redevelopment of historic residential blocks, or lilongs, during the economic transition period in China. My object is to find out how different patterns worked to preserve the old residential blocks under the effects of the redevelopment.



Date Posted: 14 July 2008