Need an research paper on defenition of chineseness as a thing. Needs to be 6 pages. Please no plagiarism. The surroundings of Xintiandi are something that represents the idea of being modern Chineseness: Taikang Road above. Xingye Road below. An analysis of Xintiandi helped me understand how the old and new cultures coexist in the bigger picture when seen in the context of China as a whole. The Xintiandi area is located in Shanghai’s center toward the south of the Huaihai Middle Road. It was built between February 1999 and June 2001. The Xintiandi area starts in the east from the Huangpi South Road and continues up to the Madang Road toward the west, thus covering a total area of 30,000 m2 whereas the total construction area is 60,000 m2. I made a visit to Xintiandi last month. In this paper, I have described the activities that I witnessed at Xintiandi at different points in time.
The area of Shanghai Xintiandi consists of numerous cultural legacies and historical attractions of Shanghai that make it one of the most popular urban tourist attractions in China. Originally, this area had many lanes of historic Shikumen buildings most of which were constructed during the 19th century. Presently, this area represents the way the traditional Chinese styles of construction have been combined with foreign construction styles. The unification of the traditional Chinese and the foreign construction styles happened as a result of the construction of Xintiandi by the transformation of the old area of residence into a contemporary multifunctional center of entertainment that is equipped with numerous restaurants, boutiques, bars, and cafes of international standard. The shops retain the old Shanghai’s Shikumen housing exterior along with the antique elements of construction including the tiles and walls whereas the interiors are well-decorated and reflect the modern style of interior designing. .
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