The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity

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From the May Fourth Movement to Tiananmen Square, this book details a board sweep of social and intellectual history in an effort to forge a new path for China's future.

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Overview

From the May Fourth Movement to Tiananmen Square, this book details a board sweep of social and intellectual history in an effort to forge a new path for China's future.

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Editorial Reviews

Artforum
“The best book regarding Western misconceptions of contemporary China.”
Los Angeles Times
“One of China’s leading historians and most interesting influential public intellectuals.”
Chinese Development Brief
“Wang Hui brings a distinctive Chinese voice to the discussion of globalization and neoliberalism.”
The New York Times Magazine
“A central figure among a group of writers and academics known collectively as the New Left.”
Alexander Day - Criticism
“Wang Hui is one of the strongest critics of contemporary inequality and the marketization of society and politics in China ... The End of the Revolution has implications beyond the field of China studies.”
John Gittings - The Guardian
“Our focus on the country’s future has led to a de facto collution with the Chines government in ignoring its past ... In The End of the Revolution, the leading Chinese critic Wang Hui offers an alternative: an undivided narrative of modern Chinese history which makes better sense.”
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“A central figure among a group of writers and academics known collectively as the New Left.”—The New York Times Magazine

“One of China’s leading historians and most interesting and influential public intellectuals.”—Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Los Angeles Times

“Wang Hui brings a distinctive Chinese voice to the discussion of globalization and neoliberalism.”—Chinese Development Brief

“Our focus on the country’s future has led to a de facto collusion with the Chinese government in ignoring its past ... In The End of the Revolution, the leading Chinese critic Wang Hui offers an alternative: an undivided narrative of modern Chinese history which makes better sense.”—John Gittings, The Guardian

“Immensely valuable.”—Choice

“Wang Hui [is] one of the strongest critics of contemporary inequality and the marketization of society and politics in China. [This] nuanced and highly theorized investigation into the relationship between revolutionary traditions and the rise of neoliberal capitalism ... has implications beyond the field of China studies.”—Alexander Day, Criticism

“The best book regarding Western misconceptions of contemporary China.”—Artforum

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844673797
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,369,066
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English Edition by Rebecca Karl vii

Preface to the Chinese Edition xi

Preface to the English Edition xvii

Historical Contexts

1 Depoliticized Politics: From East to West 3

2 The Year 1989 and the Historical Roots of Neoliberalism in China 19

Modernity And Methodology

3 An Interview Concerning Modernity: A Conversation with Ke Kaijun 69

4 Rethinking The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought 105

5 Scientific Worldview, Culture Debates, and the Reclassification of Knowledge in Twentieth-Century China 139

Revolutionary Intellectuals

6 Son of Jinsha River: In Memory of Xiao Liangzhong 173

7 Dead Fire Rekindled: Lu Xun as Revolutionary Intellectual 191

Notes 211

Acknowledgments 230

Index 231

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