Postmodernism And China

by Dirlik, Arif & Xudong Zhang (Eds.)

Price:  US$45.43   (SGD63.10*)
Format:  Paper Back, 452 pages
Published:  2000, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780822325444
SB#:  032404 (172)

About This Book

Using post-modernism as both a global frame of periodization and a way to break free from the rigid ideology of westernization as modernity, this volume's diverse group of contributors argues that the Chinese experience is crucial for understanding postmodernism. Collectively, the essays question the implications of specific phenomena such as those occurring in literature, architecture, rock music, and film, in a postsocialist society. While the focus is on mainland China, the volume also includes important observations on social and cultural realities in Hongkong and Taiwan. By juxtaposing postmodernism with post-socialism and by analyzing China as a producer and not merely a consumer of the culture of the postmodern, it will contribute to critical discourses on globalism, modernity, and political economics, as well as to cultural and Asian studies.

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