Whither China?: Intellectual Politics in Contemporary China

Whither China?: Intellectual Politics in Contemporary China

by Xudong Zhang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822326590

ISBN-13: 9780822326595

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Chinese cultural and intellectual politics waned after the Tiananmen Square incident. This volume explores their revitalization in the 1990s.

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Chinese cultural and intellectual politics waned after the Tiananmen Square incident. This volume explores their revitalization in the 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822326595
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Science and Cultural Theory Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Making of the Post-Tiananmen Intellectual Field: A Critical Overview1
2Debating Liberalism and Democracy in China in the 1990s79
3Whither China? The Discourse on Property Rights Reform in China103
4The Changing Role of Government in China123
5Contemporary Chinese Thought and the Question of Modernity161
6King Kong in Hong Kong: Watching the "Handover" from the U.S.A.211
7The Burdens of History: Lin Zexu (1959) and The Opium War (1997)229
8Mao to the Market263
9Chinese Consumerism and the Politics of Envy: Cargo in the 1990s?285
10Nationalism, Mass Culture, and Intellectual Strategies in Post-Tiananmen China315
11Street Scenes of Subalternity: China, Globalization, and Rights349
AppIn the Tiger's Lair: Socialist Everydayness Enters the Market Economy in Post-Mao China371
Contributors383
Index385

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