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Arguing that China’s revolutionary history and its current liberalization ...
Arguing that China’s revolutionary history and its current liberalization are part of the same discourse of modernity, Wang Hui calls for alternatives to both its capitalist trajectory and its authoritarian past.
From the May Fourth Movement to Tiananmen Square, The End of the Revolution offers a broad discussion of Chinese intellectual history and society, in the hope of forging a new path for China’s future.
“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
“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
Foreword to the English Edition by Rebecca Karl vii
Preface to the Chinese Edition xi
Preface to the English Edition xvii
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
6 Son of Jinsha River: In Memory of Xiao Liangzhong 173
7 Dead Fire Rekindled: Lu Xun as Revolutionary Intellectual 191