Postmodernism and China

Postmodernism and China

by Arif Dirlik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822325063

ISBN-13: 9780822325062

Pub. Date: 10/27/2000

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

This collection on postmodernism and China undertakes two tasks: to map out the terrain of postmodernism in Chinese intellectual and creative activity, specifically in the domains of literature, the arts, film, and architecture; and to engage the question of postmodernity and postmodernism as relevant concepts for understanding the condition of contemporary

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This collection on postmodernism and China undertakes two tasks: to map out the terrain of postmodernism in Chinese intellectual and creative activity, specifically in the domains of literature, the arts, film, and architecture; and to engage the question of postmodernity and postmodernism as relevant concepts for understanding the condition of contemporary Chinese societies. Essays consider Chinese postmodernity in its relationship to a socialist and revolutionary modernity; new patterns of consumption and production that have accompanied integration into the global capitalist system; and an increasingly visible Chinese diaspora sharing a historical legacy but individually dynamized by contemporary economic and political forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822325062
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/27/2000
Series:
Boundary Two Book Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Arif Dirlik and Xudong Zhang Introduction: Postmodernism and China....................1
1. The Mapping of Chinese Postmodernity Wang Ning....................21
2. On Be(ij)ing in the World: "Postmodernism," "Globalization," and the Making of Transnational Space in China Anthony D. King and Abidin Kusno....................41
3. Postmodern Literary Discourse and Contemporary Public Culture in Taiwan Ping-hui Liao....................68
4. Hong Kong, China, and the Question of Postcoloniality Xiaoying Wang....................89
5. Popular Culture and the Culture of the Masses in Contemporary China Liu Kang....................123
6. Global POSTmodernIZATION: The Intellectual, the Artist, and China's Condition Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu....................145
7. Becoming Cyborgian: Postmodernism and Nationalism in Contemporary Taiwan Sebastian Hsien-hao Liao....................175
8. Imagined Nostalgia Dai Jinhua....................205
9. The Mysterious Other: Postpolitics in Chinese Film Chen Xiaoming....................222
10. "Let Him Fucking See the Green Smoke Beneath My Groin": The Mythology of Chinese Rock Jeroen de Kloet....................239
11. Borrowed Modernity: History and the Subject in A Borrowed Life Chao-yang Liao....................275
12. Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema Evans Chan....................294
13. Postmodernism and Chinese Novels of the Nineties Zhang Yiwu....................325
14. Women and the Discourse of Desire in Postrevolutionary China: The Awkward Postmodernism of Chen Ran Wendy Larson....................337
15. Melancholy against the Grain:Approaching Postmodernity in Wang Anyi's Tales of Sorrow Xiaobing Tang....................358
16. Whence and Whither the Postmodern/Post-Mao-Deng: Historical Subjectivity and Literary Subjectivity in Modern China Xiaobin Yang....................379
Epilogue: Postmodernism and Postsocialist Society-Historicizing the Present Xudong Zhang....................399
Selected Glossary of Terms and Titles....................443
Contributors....................445
Index....................447

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