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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 75–85.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., urbanization and its discontents, and the work of Chinese cultural studies. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Chinese intellectual politics urbanization revolutionary thought cultural studies ...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... modern Chinese vernacular, offer important insights into the mission-encumbered language of China's present-day intellectual elite. As the critical exemplar of choice in intellectual China, Lu Xun's evocative formulations, together with his aspiration to transform hearts and minds through baihua , have...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
... authoritarian rule of the Chinese Nationalist Party. I propose that the first postwar generation’s experience of suppression after 1945 and the second generation’s exuberant postcolonial visions in the 1990s are essential entry points to understanding the affective politics of national identity formation in...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 217–238.
Published: 01 May 2007
... distinguish imperial Confucianism from its dissenting versions, Kung-chuan Hsiao, the Chinese scholar of intellectual history active in the sixties and seventies in the United States, asked us to see Confucianism “not as a complex of doctrines held by any particular Confucian sect or individual...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
... utopianism is an enduring feature of the Chinese tradition, a moral and political ideal that has informed the actions and tempers of generation after generation of Chinese. One can (1) be determined to act decisively to end completely all this moral-intellectual dissonance [i.e...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
... guarantee of individuals' freedom and welfare underlay struggles for political power as well as for socioeconomic rights in the Chinese Revolution. The Chinese Revolution is fundamentally a rights struggle against the infringement of rights—traditional, territorial, property, and socioeconomic rights—by...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 157–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... This essay makes clear how colonial activities, including employing anthropological knowledge as a tool of control, were often legitimized by the state and the intellectual as efforts of “nation building.” The legacy of Chinese colonialism of the frontier—as well as its continuing impact—is reflected...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2019
... publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. depoliticization Chinese dream mobilization contemporary intellectual politics References Altbach Philip G. Reisberg Liz Yudkevich Maria Androushchak Gregory Pacheco Iván F. , eds. 2012 . Paying...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... run by Chinese students in Japan). In many ways it is the most extraordinary of the essays of his Japan period, in that it defends a number of markedly unpopular positions. Lu Xun begins by painting a dark vision of the intellectual and political climes in China at the time of this writing, depicting...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... behalf of the Chinese people. The argument I present is that, no matter how diverse their political goals, state representatives and dissidents share a common intellectual ancestry in the Confucian language of moral exemplarity. A large part of the discussion revolves around the Confucian notion of...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Dajin , eds. 1997 . Wenhua dageming he tade yiduan sichao [Heterodox Currents of Thought in the Cultural Revolution] . Hong Kong : Tianyuan shuwu . Teiwes Frederick Sun Warren . 2007 . The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics during the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of political freedom. Consider the following story from Zha Jianying, the Chinese-­born, American-­educated, and now American-based­ writer and scholar, about the literary intellectuals’ life in post-1989­ China: [A] Beijing magazine editor and art commentator...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 157–182.
Published: 01 May 2008
... democracy, and its cultural dimension upholds such core values as freedom, equality, and the sovereignty of human sub- jectivity. On the whole, the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of modernization are incompatible with Chinese traditional culture. Hence, Chinese intellectuals...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
... they were with the political dimensions of history. It is arguable that by the 1930s, Marxist historiography was triumphant in China not only because it had re- vealed much about Chinese society that had gone unnoticed in previous historiographies but also because it provided answers to problems...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
... more culture impinges upon our consciousness as a constituent of eco- nomic, social, and political identity and behavior—the so-called cultural turn—the less certain we seem to be of what we mean when we refer to culture as an identifying mark of societies. What we call Chinese...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 May 2008
... utopia, and working-class movements, as well as all discussion of strategies of resistance quickly receding from the world’s social and political imaginary, the Chinese, after a number of what is perceived as abortive modernity Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Particularities in the ‘Asian’ Films of Hong Kong and Japan,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 17, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 133–58. . Zhang Xudong, “The Making of the Post-Tiananmen Intellectual Field: A Critical Over- view,” in Whither China? Intellectual Politics in Contemporary China, ed. Zhang Xudong...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Chinese literature is any- thing but new, it remains a controversial one, not least because of its impli- cations in conceptualizing China’s historical experience. Wang Hui—whose intellectual starting point, we may note, was also Lu Xun and early twentieth- century Chinese literature—has in his...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery As a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Wang Hui’s proposals give indications of the practical, policy-oriented side of this important contemporary intellectual. One proposal addresses deficiencies in rural education, a major obstacle to social...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 25–61.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-wolf-totem-the-year-of-the-wolf-768583.html . Delaney Robert . 2017 . “ Plug Pulled on US Interview with Wanted Chinese Tycoon Guo Wengui .” South China Morning Post , April 20 , 2017 . http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2089000/plug-pulled-us-interview-wanted...