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Anna Greenspan

Assistant Professor, NYU Shanghai

Anna Greenspan is an assistant professor at NYU Shanghai, part of the New York University global network. Her research interests are in continental philosophy, cyberculture, and urban Asia.

Ms. Greenspan’s books include Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014) and India and the IT Revolution: Networks of Globalization (Palgrave, 2005).

She is a cofounder of the Shanghai Studies Society and Hacked Matter.

Ms. Greenspan holds an MA and PhD from Warwick University (UK) and a BA from the University of Toronto.

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Articles by Anna Greenspan

Shanghai and Disruptive Innovation

Shanzhai: The disruptive potential of innovation from below.

December 30, 2014

Shanghai and Its Environs: The Wenzhou Model

The dynamism of China’s economy owes much to small-scale entrepreneurship.

December 29, 2014

Shanghai: The Underground Economy

Informal markets are telltale symbols of the modernity brewing in Shanghai.

December 28, 2014

Shanghai’s Thames Town: One Potemkin Village Within Another

An English village knock-off serves the ritual of the modern Chinese wedding.

December 27, 2014

Shanghai and China’s Embrace of Creativity

Shanghai envisions itself as the world’s next great cultural hub, a key site of China’s “soft power.”

December 26, 2014

Shanghai — Gazing At Its Own Image

The Potemkin Village that is Shanghai reflects China’s love of show.

December 25, 2014

Shanghai – A City Hungry for the Future

Shanghai longs for a future that envelops the past.

December 24, 2014

Shanghai's Coming Out Party

How does Shanghai's hosting of the World Expo 2010 herald its emergence as a truly world-class city?

March 24, 2010

China Vs. America? Learning Strategies in the 21st Century (Part 2)

Could the differences between Eastern and Western education models lead to future problems?

August 26, 2008

China Vs. America? Learning Strategies in the 21st Century

How do the Western and Eastern educational systems stack up against one another?

August 25, 2008