Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics : Studies in Literature and Visual Culture

This ambitious work is a multimedia, interdisciplinary study of Chinese modernity in the context of globalization from the late nineteenth century to the present. Sheldon Lu draws on Chinese literature, film, art, photography, and video to broadly map the emergence of modern China in relation to... Ausführliche Beschreibung

Verfasser / Komponist: Lu, Sheldon H., [author.]
Verfasserangabe: Sheldon H. Lu.
Medientyp: E-Book
veröffentlicht: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2007]
Umfang: 1 online resource :; 43 illus.
enthält: Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: China and the Global Biopolitical Order -- Part 1. Literature and Biopolitics -- 1. Waking to Global Modernity: The Classical Tale in the Late Qing -- 2. When Mimosa Blossoms: Blockage of Male Desire in Yu Dafu and Zhang Xianliang -- 3. Body Writing: Beauty Writers at the Turn of the Twenty-fi rst Century -- Part 2. Art: From the National to the Diasporic -- 4. The Naked Body Politic in Postsocialist China and the Chinese Diaspora -- 5. "Beautiful Violence": War, Peace, Globalization -- Part 3. Sinophone Cinema and Postsocialist Television -- 6. Hollywood, China, Hong Kong: Representing the Chinese Nation-State in Filmic Discourse -- 7. History, Memory, Nostalgia: Rewriting Socialism in Film and Television Drama -- 8. Dialect and Modernity in Twenty-fi rst- Century Sinophone Cinema -- Part 4. Cityscape in Multimedia -- 9. Tear Down the City: Reconstructing Urban Space in Cinema, Photography, Video -- Historical Conclusion: Chinese Modernity and the Capitalist World-System -- Postscript: Answering the Question, What Is Chinese Postsocialism? -- Notes -- Chinese Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: China and the Global Biopolitical Order -- Part 1. Literature and Biopolitics -- 1. Waking to Global Modernity: The Classical Tale in the Late Qing -- 2. When Mimosa Blossoms: Blockage of Male Desire in Yu Dafu and Zhang Xianliang -- 3. Body Writing: Beauty Writers at the Turn of the Twenty-fi rst Century -- Part 2. Art: From the National to the Diasporic -- 4. The Naked Body Politic in Postsocialist China and the Chinese Diaspora -- 5. "Beautiful Violence": War, Peace, Globalization -- Part 3. Sinophone Cinema and Postsocialist Television -- 6. Hollywood, China, Hong Kong: Representing the Chinese Nation-State in Filmic Discourse -- 7. History, Memory, Nostalgia: Rewriting Socialism in Film and Television Drama -- 8. Dialect and Modernity in Twenty-fi rst- Century Sinophone Cinema -- Part 4. Cityscape in Multimedia -- 9. Tear Down the City: Reconstructing Urban Space in Cinema, Photography, Video -- Historical Conclusion: Chinese Modernity and the Capitalist World-System -- Postscript: Answering the Question, What Is Chinese Postsocialism? -- Notes -- Chinese Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
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