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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Q. S. Tong By any measure, China's economic reform is of world-historical significance. While acknowledging the remarkable achievements China has made over the past thirty years, this introductory essay foregrounds some of the major challenges and problems China faces. Since the open-door policy...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... shift from a planned economy to a sustained open, market-based economy,” writes Ezra F. Vogel. This essay reviews Vogel’s book, entitled Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China . The essay has two tasks. The first is to look at how Vogel’s narrative identifies China’s recent “transformation” into...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Q. S. Tong; Xiaoyi Zhou Duke University Press 2002 Criticism and Society: The Birth of the Modern Critical Subject in China Q. S. Tong and Xiaoyi Zhou Over the past ten years or so, there have been repeated calls in China for...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2004) 31 (3): 101–124.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Laikwan Pang Duke University Press 2004 Piracy/Privacy: The Despair of Cinema and Collectivity in China Laikwan Pang China’s ‘‘barbarous’’ copyright offenses are generally considered one of the manifestations of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 169–200.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Rebecca E. Karl Duke University Press 2005 On Comparability and Continuity: China, circa 1930s and 1990s Rebecca E. Karl Commenting on François Furet’s book on the French Revolution, Jacques Rancière notes that Furet’s...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 13–30.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Carlos A. Aguilera Duke University Press 2002 Translated by Marta Hernández 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 17 of 265 Trip to China Carlos A. Aguilera...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
... society has undergone tremendous changes over the last three decades which are tracked here in broad outline, these changes have confirmed the prognostication of thirty years ago. The People's Republic of China has emerged since the 1990s as one of the cores of the global capitalist economy, and divisions...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jiwei Ci In three decades of reform China has become a society that is radically different both from what it used to be in Mao's time and from a liberal society. This new China poses especially interesting questions about freedom—interesting not only in the Chinese context but also more generally...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Kam Louie In the last century, scholars and politicians in China have attempted both in theory and in practice to advocate and carry out radically different social policies and political reforms, often in the name of Confucius. With China's rise and her increasing international power and status in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Qing Liu; Barrett McCormick This paper examines how market-oriented reforms to media are changing the public sphere in contemporary China with particular concern for how the commercialization of media may impact the prospects for democracy. While the authors find “public sphere” a problematic...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-century style literary realism, it proposes to consider Lu Xun as a modernist writer and uses a comparative perspective to underscore his commonalities with European modernism. Comparing “The True story of Ah Q” with Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Kafka's “Building the Great Wall of China,” the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
.... Human Rights, Revolutionary Legacy, and Politics in China Wang Ban Observers of China’s human rights situation tend to view the rise of rights conversation as a result of China’s economic liberalization and mar- ket reform. The...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
... examine the rising importance of the individual in family life and how it in turn transforms the family as an institution. In the last section, I discuss the new challenges that the more individualized family faces in the larger context of China's transition toward a more open, mobile, and modern society...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Rob Wilson This essay focuses on US/China interactions, uncanny temporalities, and Pacific Rim discrepancies resonating through popular culture and belief systems as embodied in Bob Dylan’s conversion-drenched poetics (aligned to social beatitude) and protest politics (aligned to critique and...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Press 2010 I am grateful to M. E. Davies and Geremie R. Barmé for their valuable insights and comments. The essay has also benefited from the important suggestions of three anonymous readers. Draft versions were presented at the symposium Human Rights in China, Claremont McKenna College, March 2008...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 15–47.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Wang Shaoguang © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Unless otherwise indicated, all data presented in this essay come from the author's research. The Great Transformation: The Double Movement in China Wang Shaoguang...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 49–73.
Published: 01 May 2008
... own. Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are my own. The End of the Peasant? New Rural Reconstruction in China Alexander Day “The peasants’ lot is really bitter, the countryside is really poor, and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Pun Ngai; Chris King–Chi Chan © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are our own. The Subsumption of Class Discourse in China Pun Ngai and Chris King–Chi Chan Introduction A worker, bearing no hope of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Wang Hui © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Scientific Worldview, Culture Debates, and the Reclassification of Knowledge in Twentieth-century China Wang Hui Translated by Hongmei Yu...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2006) 33 (2): 91–113.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Steven J. Venturino Duke University Press 2006 Inquiring After Theory in China Steven J. Venturino How can one take Edward Said’s advice and speak truth to power when power refuses to listen, when it actively suppresses and intimi...