Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750-Present

Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750-Present

by James A. Cook
     
 

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Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present offers a sophisticated yet accessible interpretation of modern Chinese history through visual imagery. With rich illustrations and a companion website, it is an ideal textbook for college-level courses on modern Chinese history and on modern visual culture. The introduction provides a

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Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present offers a sophisticated yet accessible interpretation of modern Chinese history through visual imagery. With rich illustrations and a companion website, it is an ideal textbook for college-level courses on modern Chinese history and on modern visual culture. The introduction provides a methodological framework and historical overview, while the chronologically arranged chapters use engaging case studies to explore important themes. Topics include: Qing court ritual, rebellion and war, urban/rural relations, art and architecture, sports, the Chinese diaspora, state politics, film propaganda and censorship, youth in the Cultural Revolution, environmentalism, and Internet culture.

Companion website: http://visualizingmodernchina.org

Editorial Reviews

Yomi Braester
This exceptional book provides a fresh history of modern China, showing how it was shaped by visual experiences. Leading scholars trace the strong connection between image-making and state power from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. The essays examine not only artifacts, from folk art to propagandistic cinema, but also how the gaze has been manipulated to create new perceptions of the nation. The book should be read by all who are interested in the relation between vision and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739190432
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/26/2014
Series:
AsiaWorld Series
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

James A. Cook is associate director of the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Joshua Goldstein is associate professor of history at University of Southern California.

Matthew D. Johnson is assistant professor of East Asian history at Grinnell College.

Sigrid Schmalzer is associate professor of history at UMass Amherst.

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