The author is a graduate student in the Department of History, University of Toronto. Her doctoral research examines currency, sovereignty, and citizenship in South Asia from the 18th century to the present
Digitisation of financial transactions is being driven by and for the market and the state — not the citizen.
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.