Infrastructure and the Remaking of Asia

Paperback: $28.00
ISBN-13: 9780824892920
Published: January 2023
Hardback: $80.00
ISBN-13: 9780824892913
Published: January 2023

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264 pages | 32 b&w illustrations
  • About the Book
  • In the twenty-first century, infrastructure has undergone a seismic shift from West to East. Once concentrated in Europe and North America, global infrastructure production today is focused squarely on Asia. Infrastructure and the Remaking of Asia investigates the deeper implications of that pivot to the East. Written by leading international infrastructure experts, it demonstrates how new roads, airports, pipelines, and cables are changing Asian economies, societies, and geopolitics—from the Bosporus to Beijing, and from Indonesia to the Arctic. Ten tightly interwoven case studies powerfully illustrate infrastructure’s leading role in three global paradigm shifts: climate change, digitalization, and China’s emergence as a superpower.

    Combining social science methods with mapping techniques from the design professions, Infrastructure and the Remaking of Asia establishes a dialogue between academic research on infrastructure and the professional insights of those responsible for infrastructure’s planning, production, and operation. By applying that mixed method to transport, energy, telecommunication, and resource extraction projects across Asia, the book synthesizes research on infrastructure from six academic fields, while making those insights accessible to a wider audience of students, professionals, and the general public.

    For links to the open-access PDF and EPUB editions, chapter downloads, and detailed information, visit the project website.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Max Hirsh, Editor

      Max Hirsh is managing director of the Airport City Academy and a research fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder.
    • Till Mostowlansky, Editor

      Till Mostowlansky is a research professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva.


    • Mia M. Bennett
    • Gökçe Günel
    • Max Hirsh
    • Jessica Lockrem
    • Tobias Marschall
    • Anto Mohsin
    • Timothy S. Oakes
    • Hallam Stevens
    • Dorothy Tang
    • Andrew Toland
    • Edward Simpson
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