Diane Brand

Conference paper

Revisiting the form of Chinese traditional capital cities

A widely accepted assumption concerning the form of Chinese traditional cities is that they are derived from Confucian Cosmology and Fengshui theory, thus making them full of myth and symbolism. In this paper, we attempt to build three arguments based on political economic perspectives. Firstly...
Conference paper

Foreign bodies: the role of overseas agencies in New Zealand hydro-electricity development 1940-1970

Between 1940 and 1970 the New Zealand Government undertook an extensive expansion programme of hydro-electric power infrastructure across New Zealand’s North and South Islands.