Postsocialism and Cultural Politics

Author: Xudong Zhang
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822342308
Release Date: 2008-04-25
Genre: History

Xudong Zhang offers a critical analysis of China's 'long 1990s', the tumultuous years between the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and China's entry into the World Trade Organisation in 2001.

Alternative and Mainstream Media

Author: Linda Jean Kenix
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781849665414
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Historically, alternative media have been viewed as fundamental, albeit at times culturally peripheral, forces in social change. In this book, however, Kenix argues that these media do not uniformly subvert the hierarchies of access that are so central to mainstream media - in fact, their journalistic norms and routines have always been based on the professional standards of the mainstream. Kenix goes on to posit the perception of 'mainstream' and 'alternative' as a misconception. She argues that, although alternative media can - and do - construct distinct alternative communications, they have always existed on the same continuum as the mainstream and the two will continue to converge. Through comparative analysis, this book argues that many alternative and mainstream media are merging to create a continuous spectrum rooted in commercial ideology. Indeed, much of what is now considered alternative media actually draws very little from principles of the independent press, whereas many contemporary mainstream media now use communication techniques more commonly associated with media that do not operate for financial gain. This book puts forward a controversial but convincing argument around the relationship between alternative and mainstream media, drawing on examples from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand to strengthen and develop the central premise.

Screening Post 1989 China

Author: W. Ho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137514707
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Social Science

This unique book investigates the tug-of-war between the free market economy and authoritative state regulation in Chinese culture after 1989. Contextualizing close textual readings of cinematic and television texts, both officially sanctioned and independently made, Wing Shan Ho illuminates the complex process in which cultural producers and consumers negotiate with both the state and the market in articulating new forms of subjectivity. Ho examines the types of Chinese subjects that the state applauds and aggrandizes in contrast to those that it condemns and attempts to eliminate. Her focus on the socialist spirit exposes inherent contradictions in the current Chinese project of nation-building. This comparative study shines a harsh light on these cultural products and on much more: the confluence between commerce and politics and popular culture, the interaction between state and individuals in popular culture, and the complexity of governmentality in an era of globalization.

Public Discourses of Contemporary China

Author: Y. Shen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137496270
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: Social Science

Analyzing contemporary Chinese literature, film, and television, Shen shows the significance of nationalism for the mass imagination in post-socialist China. Chapters move from the intellectual idealism of the 1980s, through the post-Tiananmen transition, to the national cinema of the 1990s, and finally to the Internet literature of today.

Uneven Modernity

Author: Haomin Gong
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822039586763
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

This book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of Chinese studies as well as the study of uneven development in general.

China and New Left Visions

Author: Jie Lu
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739165188
Release Date: 2012-07-20
Genre: Political Science

The first English anthology on China’s New Left in a global context, this book presents the history, background, and the focuses of the most critical force in contemporary China. Well-versed in Chinese history and its global connections, the writers provide well documented and insightful perspectives on China’s pursuit of a path radically different from capitalist globalization.

Die Schnapsstadt

Author: Mo Yan
Publisher: Unionsverlag
ISBN: 9783293305557
Release Date: 2019-02-01
Genre: Fiction

In China brodelt die Gerüchteküche: In einer entlegenen Provinz sollen dekadente Parteikader, skrupellose Parvenüs, die nach der Wirtschaftswende zu Reichtum gekommen sind, kleine Kinder nach allen Regeln der Kochkunst zubereiten lassen. Sonderermittler Ding Gou'er wird nach Jiuguo, in die sogenannte "Schnapsstadt", entsandt, um der Fama dieser "Fleischkinder" auf den Grund zu gehen. Doch kaum hat Ding den Fall aufgegriffen, sieht er sich konfrontiert mit einer wahnhaften Welt, die von Aberglaube und Korruption, von Anmaßung und Gier beherrscht wird. Die Schnapsstadt ist eine virtuose Groteske, eine politische Allegorie, die das neue China der toten Ideale und seine gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit kühn gegen den Strich bürstet.

Postsocialist modernity

Author: Jason McGrath
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015079356492
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

This book examines Chinese culture under the condition of postsocialist modernity, in which market reforms have fundamentally altered the fields of film, literature, and cultural debate.

Minority Rules

Author: Louisa Schein
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082232444X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Gender, ethnicity, and nation in China, as seen through an ethnography of the changing cultural production of the Miao, a minority population.

Screening China

Author: Yingjin Zhang
Publisher: Center for Chinese Studies, The Universi
ISBN: UOM:39015054434306
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts

The most comprehensive book to date on the relevant issues in Chinese film studies

Children of Marx and Coca Cola

Author: Xiaoping Lin
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824833367
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

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.

Chinese Literature

Author: James L. Claren
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1590332881
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

Chinese literature, one of the world's oldest and richest, and consisting originally of poetry and later of drama and fiction, may be divided into three major historical periods that roughly correspond to those of Western literary history: the classical period, from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD; the medieval period, from the third century to the late 12th century; and the modern period, from the 13th century to the present. This book presents an overview of Chinese literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography, primarily of English language sources, accessed by subject, author and title indexes.