chapter  10
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Shanghai: the reglobalizing city

Shanghai is at the leading edge of the Third Urban Revolution, on the cusp of the Late Modern Wave of Globalization and one of the main centers of an emerging metropolitan modernity. The recent experience of Shanghai high - lights three things: the process of urban reglobalization as a city recon nected to the global economy and networks of cultural and political globalization after a period of disconnect; the rapid urbanization of a developing economy; and the metropolitan modernity of a city involved in repositioning itself as a self-consciously modern and global city (Figure 10.1).