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Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics

Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics

Studies in Literature and Visual Culture

  • Author: Sheldon H. Lu
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 0824831772
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 264
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This is an interdisciplinary study of Chinese modernity in the context of globalisation from the late 19th century onwards. The text draws on Chinese literature, film, art, photography, and video to map the emergence of modern China in relation to the capitalist world-system in the economic, social, and political realms.

Chinese Ecocinema

Chinese Ecocinema

In the Age of Environmental Challenge

  • Author: Sheldon H. Lu,Jiayan Mi
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • ISBN: 9622090869
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.

Globalization and Cultural Trends in China

Globalization and Cultural Trends in China

  • Author: Kang Liu
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824827595
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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In this timely work, Liu Kang argues that globalization in China is both a historical condition in which the country's gaige kaifang (reform and opening up) has unfolded and a set of values or ideologies by which it and the rest of the globe are judged. Moreover, globalization signals a significant ascendancy of culture. Liu examines China's current ideological struggles in political discourse, intellectual debate, popular culture, avant-garde literature, the news media, and the internet. With careful textual analysis and observation informed by critical theories and cultural studies, he offers a forceful critique of the Chinese version of globalism that privileges economic development at the expense of social justice and equality.

Verse Going Viral

Verse Going Viral

China's New Media Scenes

  • Author: Heather Inwood
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295805102
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 274
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Verse Going Viral examines what happens when poetry, a central pillar of traditional Chinese culture, encounters an era of digital media and unabashed consumerism in the early twenty-first century. Heather Inwood sets out to unravel a paradox surrounding modern Chinese poetry: while poetry as a representation of high culture is widely assumed to be marginalized to the point of “death,” poetry activity flourishes across the country, benefiting from China’s continued self-identity as a “nation of poetry” (shiguo) and from the interactive opportunities created by the internet and other forms of participatory media. Through a cultural studies approach that treats poetry as a social rather than a purely textual form, Inwood considers how meaning is created and contested both within China’s media-savvy poetry scenes and by members of the public, who treat poetry with a combination of reverence and ridicule. As the first book to deal explicitly with the discourses and functioning of scenes within the Chinese cultural context, Verse Going Viral will be of value to students and scholars of Chinese literature, cultural studies, and media, as well as to general readers interested in China's dynamic cultural scenes.

China's Encounter with Global Hollywood

China's Encounter with Global Hollywood

Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013

  • Author: Wendy Su
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813167086
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
  • View: 630
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In recent years, the film industry in the People's Republic of China has found itself among the top three most prolific in the world. When the Chinese government introduced a new revenue-sharing system in 1994, the nation's total movie output skyrocketed with gross box-office receipts totaling billions of yuan. This newfound success, however, has been built on an alternately competitive and collaborative relationship between the ascendant global power of China and the popular culture juggernaut of America. In China's Encounter with Global Hollywood, Wendy Su examines the intertwining relationships among the Chinese state, global Hollywood, and the Chinese film industry while analyzing the causes and consequences of the rapid growth of the nation's domestic film production. She demonstrates how the Chinese state has consolidated power by negotiating foreign interest in the lucrative Chinese market while advancing its cultural industries. Su also reveals how mainland Chinese and Hong Kong filmmakers have navigated the often-incompatible requirements of marketization and state censorship. This timely analysis demonstrates how China has cannily used global capital to modernize its own film industry and now stands poised to step clear of Hollywood's shadow. The country's debates -- on- and offscreen -- over cultural change, market-based economic reforms, and artistic freedom illuminate China's ongoing efforts to build a modern national identity.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures

  • Author: Carlos Rojas,Andrea Bachner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199383324
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 704
  • View: 9551
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With over forty original essays, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures offers an in-depth engagement with the current analytical methodologies and critical practices that are shaping the field in the twenty-first century. Divided into three sections--Structure, Taxonomy, and Methodology--the volume carefully moves across approaches, genres, and forms to address a rich range topics that include popular culture in Late Qing China, Zhang Guangyu's Journey to the West in Cartoons, writings of Southeast Asian migrants in Taiwan, the Chinese Anglophone Novel, and depictions of HIV/AIDS in Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man.

Children of Marx and Coca-Cola

Children of Marx and Coca-Cola

Chinese Avant-Garde Art and Independent Cinema

  • Author: Xiaoping Lin
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 0824833368
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 312
  • View: 2116
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Studies Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This work situates selected artworks and films in the context of Chinese nationalism and post-socialism and against the background of the capitalist globalization that has so radically affected contemporary China.

China

China

The Pessoptimist Nation

  • Author: William A. Callahan
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191609501
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1986
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The rise of China presents a long-term challenge to the world not only economically, but politically and culturally. Callahan meets this challenge in China: The Pessoptimist Nation by using new Chinese sources and innovative analysis to see how Chinese people understand their new place in the world. To chart the trajectory of its rise, the book shifts from examining China's national interests to exploring its national aesthetic. Rather than answering the standard social science question "what is China?" with statistics of economic and military power, this book asks "when, where, and who is China?" to explore the soft power dynamics of China's identity politics. China: The Pessoptimist Nation shows how the heart of Chinese foreign policy is not a security dilemma, but an identity dilemma. Through careful analysis, Callahan charts how Chinese identity emerges through the interplay of positive and negative feelings in a dynamic that intertwines China's domestic and international politics. China thus is the pessoptimist nation where national security is closely linked to nationalist insecurities. Callahan concludes that this interactive view of China's pessoptimist identity means that we need to rethink the role of the state and public opinion in Beijing's foreign policy-making.

Independent Chinese Documentary

Independent Chinese Documentary

From the Studio to the Street

  • Author: L. Robinson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137271221
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 198
  • View: 1938
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The rise of independent documentary film production is the most radical development in the contemporary Chinese mediascape. This book is a sustained examination of Chinese independent documentary in relation to one of its central principles: xianchang, or being 'on the scene'.

Beyond Sinology

Beyond Sinology

Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

  • Author: Andrea Bachner
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231536305
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
  • View: 8941
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New communication and information technologies provide distinct challenges and possibilities for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture, within both China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from a variety of alternative theoretical perspectives, Beyond Sinology reflects on the Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections between languages, scripts, and medial expressions and cultural and national identities. Through a complex study of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the text focuses on the concrete "scripting" of identity and alterity, advancing a new understanding of the links between identity and medium and a critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing. Chinese writing—with its history of divergent readings in Chinese and non-Chinese contexts, with its current reinvention in the age of new media and globalization—can teach us how to read and construct mediality and cultural identity in interculturally responsible ways and also how to scrutinize, critique, and yet appreciate and enjoy the powerful multi-medial creativity embodied in writing.