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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 173–199.
Published: 01 February 2020
... novel with formal and affective possibilities that becomes all the more significant because of its loss in the second half of the twentieth century. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Li Jieren modern Chinese novel historical fiction gazetteer narrative Chinese Revolution of 1911...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
... but a disciplinary threat that must be vanquished—even at the cost of intellec- tual obscurantism. For Escherick’s remarks on postmodernism, see Dong Zhenghua and Han Yuhai, ‘‘Wan Qing yilaide Zhongguo lishi he xiandaihuade jincheng’’ (Chinese history and the progress of modernity since the late...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Dirlik / The Question of Chinese Culture 3 unit of modernity, but it has never ruled out entirely other units of map- ping cultures—from the “tribal” to the civilizational. These mappings estab- lish boundaries that are thought to express something about what they contain...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
...) 167 modity, a token, and an agent of Song’s social status. The modernity of her function, however, matters most for its revelations of Chinese women’s fake opportunities in this new economy, which throughout shapes its vic- tims to act in ways that sustain it—as I suggested above in quoting...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Sebastian Veg This article attempts to bring a new perspective to the debate on Chinese modernism and, in so doing, to reflect on the idea of modernism itself. Rather than opposing European “high modernists” and an early twentieth-century Chinese literature defined by Enlightenment and nineteenth...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 177–222.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Sundeep Bisla The Return of the Author: Privacy, Publication, the Mystery Novel, and The Moonstone Sundeep Bisla 1 What might it mean to me for you to be reading these words? This mystery deserving a good deal more...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., character, the novel versus the short story, and contemporary politics, but it was centered on the social and political capacity of the modern novel, the form's ability to reflect on or respond to its times, the novel's relationship to society, and the nature of politics in the current period, a period...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
... critical work, taken as a whole, reveals a remarkable methodological ambiguity and instability. His critical study of the classical Chinese novel A Dream of the Red Chamber, for example, is considered by many to be the first accom- plished piece of modern critical writing in China, employing...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 25–61.
Published: 01 November 2020
... programs are remnants of the ideological, national, and economic wars of the previous century, the boundary separating them is permeable. Jiang Rong 姜 戎’s prizewinning novel, Wolf Totem 《狼图腾》, helps us see this porosity. Wolf Totem is the first “Chinese Cultural Revolution” (fictional) memoir written...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... growing flexibility that late modernity appears to afford is 198 boundary 2 / February 2018 better seen as a decline in security; the cruel optimism of our contempo- rary moment has increased exposure to risk without delivering the prom- ised increase in mobility. While both novels bemoan a world...
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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 (3): 223–238.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., Hidden Dragon, is mixed: while some laud its visual beauty and romantic interest, others question its authenticity: in adapting a popular Chinese martial arts novel—something of a minor classic—to the screen, the film representation looks false: in other words, a Hollywood...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
...R. A. Judy “Literature,” Orhan Pamuk once remarked, “is the greatest treasure we, humanity, have to discuss and to understand ourselves; and now, the most popular, most intelligent, most flexible form of literature today, in the last two hundred years in fact, is the great art of the novel.” This...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
... corporate needs. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Transnationalization and the University: The Perspective of Global Modernity Arif Dirlik This essay takes up an important challenge facing higher educa- tion today as...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Richard Jean So; Hoyt Long Literary historians have long been interested in sociological approaches to literature. The field of modernism, a major aesthetic movement that flourished between 1915-40 primarily in the United States, England, and Europe, but the rest of the world as well, has been seen...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... (especially in its travel westward into the Arab world) and religious connotations (beginning with its journey eastward into the Chinese episteme) that were not settled till well into the modern era. The term Hinduism did not exist before the nineteenth century. Interventions  /  Basu...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 79–105.
Published: 01 August 2018
...P. Kerim Friedman For most of its postwar history, Taiwan’s government promoted a perception of the nation as a bastion of authentic Chinese culture. This changed in the 1990s, when Taiwan began to embrace its multicultural heritage, including the languages and cultures of the indigenous population...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 133–187.
Published: 01 August 2008
...-capitalist society, post-capitalism and post-modernism, post-capitalism and global- ization, post-capitalism and Marxism, and so on. Since China is presently making new efforts to explore socialist theory and practice, and values the tial essay (both in Chinese) were eliminated and revised when they...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Chinese Modernity,” trans. Edward Peng, unpublished ms., n.d., p. 11. 220  boundary 2  /  Summer 2009 measure” serve to ignite a fire that travels again around the world like the one that motivated the first Jesuits to sail East beyond India to what we now call Macau and Japan? Protagoras...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., in all his work, operates within what he calls “the divergence” between nonessentialist notions of Western thought and Chinese thought, I argue that he thereby illuminates Western exceptionalism and shows how Chinese thought is unexceptional, so as to exploit the resources of both. Copyright © 2020...