This article unfolds the phenomenon of "China Fever" emerged among American
academia in the1990s as a result of criticizing Orientalism and Cold-War ideology embedded in
Area Studies or Sinology as well as introducing new problems posed by critical social science. Through a study on the globalizing Shanghai by using the formation of a New Center of Business District (CBD), XinTianDi, as an example, the author argues that the organizational collapse in political governance, social segregation in the new urban order and unbalanced socio-cultural classification by new foreign capitals will precipitate political crises caused by contemporary globalization. Based on her field research during 1999-2002, the author also untangles the predicament of being a woman researcher as well as being a critical Taiwanese intellectual doing research in contemporary China. Through vivid storytelling, the author explains interesting cultural complexities and phenomena in her field observation, such as a "Taiwanese concubine village" and a "Shanghai Babe" in the globalizing city and especially the socio-cultural complex composed of gender/class/race dynamics in the field interaction. In the end, the author enthusiastically encourages all Taiwanese critical academics to enrich contemporary China studies in Taiwan by inserting Taiwan's diverse voices as well as genuine concern of the future of the Taiwan
Strait without hesitation.