Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future (Paperback)
Unveiling the Capital City of the Future
Riverhead Books, 9781594485800, 432pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Scocca discovered a city of contradictions modern and ancient, friendly yet wary, bold and insecure. He talked to scientists tasked with changing the weather, and interviewed architects; checked out the campaign to stop public spitting; documented the planting of trees, the rerouting of traffic, the demolition of the old city, and the designs of a new metropolis, all the while finding the city more daunting, and more intimate. Beijing Welcomes You is a glimpse into the future and an encounter with an urban place we do not yet fully comprehend, and a superpower it is essential we get to know better.