Postsocialism and cultural politics : China in the last decade of the twentieth century / Xudong Zhang.

By: Zhang, Xudong, 1965-Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPost-contemporary interventions: Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 346 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822388937; 0822388936Other title: China in the last decade of the twentieth centurySubject(s): Politics and culture -- China | China -- Politics and government -- 1976-2002 | Chinese literature -- Political aspects | Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- China | Postmodernism -- China | Post-communism -- China | Politique et culture -- Chine | Chine -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1976-2002 | Littérature chinoise -- Aspect politique | Cinéma -- Aspect politique -- Chine | Postmodernisme -- Chine | Postcommunisme -- Chine | HISTORY -- Asia -- China | Chinese literature -- Political aspects | Motion pictures -- Political aspects | Politics and government | Politics and culture | Post-communism | Postmodernism | China | Kultur | Kulturpolitik | Politischer Wandel | China | China | LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory | 1976-2002Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Postsocialism and cultural politics.DDC classification: 951.05/9 LOC classification: JQ1516 | .Z437 2008Other classification: MH 50930 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: The cultural politics of postsocialism -- Part I. Intellectual discourse: national and global determinations -- The return of the political: the making of the post-Tiananmen intellectual field -- Nationalism, mass culture, and intellectual strategies in the 1990's -- Postmodernism and postsocialist society: cultural politics after the "New Era" -- Part II. Literary discourse: narrative possibilities of postsocialism -- Shanghai nostalgia: mourning and allegory in Wang Anyi's literary production in the 1990's -- Toward a critical iconography: Shanghai, "minor literature," and the unmaking of a modern Chinese mythology -- "Demonic realism" and the "socialist market economy": language game, natural history, and social allegory in Mo Yan's The republic of wine -- Part III. Cinematic discourse: universality, singularity, and the everyday world -- National trauma, global allegory: construction of collective memory in Tian Zhuangzhuang's The blue kite -- Narrative, culture, and legitimacy: repetition and singularity in Zhang Yimou's The story of Qiu Ju.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: A sequel to Zhang's Chinese Modernism, it discusses crucial issues in China in the 1990s including nationalism, neo-liberalism, postmodernism, nostalgia, revisionism and the intellectual formulations and cultural politics.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-340) and index.

Introduction: The cultural politics of postsocialism -- Part I. Intellectual discourse: national and global determinations -- The return of the political: the making of the post-Tiananmen intellectual field -- Nationalism, mass culture, and intellectual strategies in the 1990's -- Postmodernism and postsocialist society: cultural politics after the "New Era" -- Part II. Literary discourse: narrative possibilities of postsocialism -- Shanghai nostalgia: mourning and allegory in Wang Anyi's literary production in the 1990's -- Toward a critical iconography: Shanghai, "minor literature," and the unmaking of a modern Chinese mythology -- "Demonic realism" and the "socialist market economy": language game, natural history, and social allegory in Mo Yan's The republic of wine -- Part III. Cinematic discourse: universality, singularity, and the everyday world -- National trauma, global allegory: construction of collective memory in Tian Zhuangzhuang's The blue kite -- Narrative, culture, and legitimacy: repetition and singularity in Zhang Yimou's The story of Qiu Ju.

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A sequel to Zhang's Chinese Modernism, it discusses crucial issues in China in the 1990s including nationalism, neo-liberalism, postmodernism, nostalgia, revisionism and the intellectual formulations and cultural politics.

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Xudong Zhang is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at New York University. His books include Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms: Cultural Fever, Avant-Garde Fiction, and New Chinese Cinema ; Whither China: Intellectual Politics of Contemporary China ; and Postmodernism and China (co-edited with Arif Dirlik), all also published by Duke University Press.

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