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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Dai Jinhua; Lennet Daigle The logic behind the fluctuating fortunes of Chinese intellectuals in the early PRC—from hero to scapegoat, prisoner to honored guest—is clarified by examining both the representations of intellectuals in literary and cinematic fictions of the period, and the writing and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Yin Wang By way of four literary works by Taiwanese writer Lai Xiangyin, this essay examines the contrasting conditions for native Taiwanese of the interwar and postwar generations to view and imagine “China” after 1945 and across four decades of dictatorial rule by the Chinese Nationalist Party on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... educated persons to conduct themselves as moral exemplars. In this essay, the divergent ramifications of this Confucian dictum are explored via several Chinese thinkers including Huang Zongxi, Liang Qichao, Lu Xun, and Mao Zedong. Their intellectual legacies are considered in relation to present-day uses...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 157–182.
Published: 01 May 2008
... that is multidimensional. It includes conflicts over tradi- tion vs. modernity, conservatism vs. radicalism, nationality vs. globaliza- tion, and Sinification vs. Westernization. The turbulence was manifested in heated debates among Chinese intellectuals—the so-called culture fever...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Arif Dirlik Duke University Press 2001 Postmodernism and Chinese History Arif Dirlik This essay considers questions raised by postmodernism with spe- cific reference to issues in the historiography of China. If I spend...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
... largest of its kind in pre–World War II World’s Fairs. 26. The distinguished Chinese intellectual Li Shizeng, who himself was quite nomadic, similarly privileged migration and proposed a new field of study, “qiaologie” (or qiaoxue), which is best rendered as “diasporalogy.” See Li Shizeng “Qiaoxue...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
... threatened to destroy the institutional foundation of the party-state. Seeking to remedy the virtual absence of a historically grounded understanding of the legacy of Chinese socialism in the contemporary discussions of “capitalism with Chinese characteristics,” this essay argues that how we understand...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Century,” the examination of the transformation of Chineseness is crucial to our understanding of the transformation of Orien- talism in the age of globalization. In the introduction to his edited volume Whither China? Intellectual Politics in Contemporary China, Zhang Xudong remarks...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shaobo Xie; Fengzhen Wang © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are our own. Chinese Education in the Era of Capitalist Globalization Shaobo Xie and Fengzhen Wang After a long century of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Ban In understanding rights across cultures, critics tend to view individual or human rights as unique to the West and alien to community-based or authoritarian Eastern cultures. This essay challenges this fetishism of individual rights by tracing social and intellectual movements in the West...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 75–85.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery In this interview, Wang Xiaoming, an important participant in crucial critical debates since the 1990s, discusses his views on humanism, contemporary critical practice, social activism, the Chinese revolutionary tradition, the role of intellectuals in advocacy for social change...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 133–187.
Published: 01 August 2008
... strategy of “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 This essay was meant to be included in “Snapshots of Intellectual Life in Contemporary PR China,” a special issue of boundary 2 (vol. 35, no. 2 [Summer 2008]), edited by Arif Dirlik, but, because of space...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 May 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...