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boundary 2 (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 (2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Arif Dirlik The discussion offered below is in two parts. The first part reproduces parts of an article published in 1981, at the very beginning of the reforms in Chinese socialism under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping. This article argued a point that proved to be controversial at the time: that...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Arif Dirlik © 2006 Reprinted by permission of Monumenta Serica Institute. 2006 Timespace, Social Space, and the Question of Chinese Culture Arif Dirlik I take up in what follows the general theme of the dimensions...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 217–238.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2007 Discovering Enlightenment in Chinese History: The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought, by Wang Hui Ban Wang The past has no voice: it exists as habits, institutions, artifacts, and...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
...) exemplifies the ways in which a prime-time TV serial in twenty-first-century China is a politically, socially, and commercially significant enterprise. Since the 1980s, prime-time serials have emerged as a distinctly successful medium with and through which the Chinese party-state exercises ideological...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
.... Since the 1970s, the development of regional historiography has altered the whole landscape of Chinese studies in the United States in areas such as social history, the history of revolution, the history of cities, and economic history, and led to a series of achievements. The...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of Qiu Ju (Golden Lion Award, 1992); Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern were both nominated for Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. . Li Xiguang et al., Yaomohua Zhongguo de beihou [Behind the demonization of China] (Beijing: Chinese Social Sciences Press, 1996). 10. I have...
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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): 157–182.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... The modernization of economy and social life, the modernization of ‘people,’ and the modernization of culture are inseparable components of modernization. They are interrelated, inter- active, and irreplaceable On the one hand, modernizing Chinese culture means revamping traditional...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 157–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
... social cus- toms and cultural activities still practiced in the “uncivilized” societies of the “southwestern barbarians” as living evidence of ancient Chinese society. He was determined to do research in the frontier for the purpose of com- piling his own version of China’s ancient society (Cen...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
... (New York: Norton, 1993); and Richard J. Evans, In Defence of History (London: Granta Books, 1997). Dirlik / Postmodernism and Chinese History 31 appearance of new social and cultural histories that were to lead at once to the ‘‘thickening’’ (in the Geertzian sense) of...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
..., not the Confucian tradition; that this correct theory was being implemented by the Chinese Communist Party; that it called for socialism rather than the liberal mix of democ- racy and capitalism; and that some violence would be needed to accomplish the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Gloria Davies What do we mean by “Chinese thought,” and how should we engage with it? This essay begins with the claim that sixiang , or “Chinese thought,” is best approached as both a mode of critical inquiry and a style of rhetorical persuasion. It argues that Lu Xun's reflections on baihua , the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Barlow / Qu Qiubai Translates Social Science 255 Chinese the names and basic ideas of European and American sociologists like Gabriel Tarde, Georg Simmel, and Gustave LeBon on the masses and Lester Ward, Franklin Giddings, and Charles Elwood on social dynamics.3 After New Youth the group’s...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... at the present moment. Is China's substantially marketized economy sufficient evidence of its abandonment of socialism? Is it a socialist market economy or marketized socialism? Is it a socialist state with “Chinese characteristics” or one without socialism? Would the continuation of economic reform...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
... from this translated fate of Mill’s personal liberty is that the discourse of rights has its own history, a check- ered career, one that is deeply involved in social, economic, and political struggles in the West. This history is a significant reference for understand- ing Chinese views and...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... recent years, Chinese policy makers have again used the Confucius label as part of their “charm offensive” to win friends and influence in the world. This essay traces the major interpretations of Confucius and the social manifestations of those evaluations in the twentieth century, culminating in the...
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boundary 2 (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 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as a defender of the needs and interests of “the masses” (what Huang called wanmin, “the ten thousand people” in the classical idiom). Liang even sought to modernize Huang by praising Waiting for the Dawn as being a Chinese harbinger of Rousseau’s The Social Contract, a favorable comparison...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Because of this, Chinese people have never slighted their native place, nor did social classes ever form; it was held that plants and rocks all had mysterious supernatural properties, and, possessing this metaphysical significance, they were viewed as different from ordinary...