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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Yiching Wu What are the lessons to be drawn from post-Mao China’s transition toward capitalism, and from the historical experience of the country’s revolutionary past? In contrast to the view advocated by many critics on the left that opposes post-Mao China’s “reform and opening up” to Mao’s...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to argue that while China has no shortage of de facto freedom, it lacks the value of freedom, especially freedom as a mode of subjection. The lack of freedom as a value has serious moral and political consequences, as manifested in a prolonged moral crisis in post-Mao China and in a certain fragility...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... rescued Mao’s China from the chaos of the Chinese Revolution. What is lost in the narrative is what the revolutionary past had to contribute to post-1978­ developments both posi- tively and negatively, for such narrative elision puts the neoliberal policies’ achievements in transforming...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... development. Discussion of China in the post–cold war context and after thirty raphy, “‘Unhappy China’ Bestseller Claims Beijing Should ‘Lead the World available from httpwww.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/g20–summit/5071299/Unhappy-­ China-­bestseller-­claims-­Beijing-­should-­lead-­the...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... stratification and social inequality acts as a negation of the Maoist concept of “class struggle” by further subduing the discourse on class, which, at the same time, echoed . Yan Hairong, “Specialization of the Rural: Reinterpreting the Labor Mobility of Rural Young Women in Post-Mao China,” American...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., March 2008, and as part of a public lecture by Geremie R. Barmé and me, “Of a Mind: Mao Zedong and Lu Xun,” presented at the Australian National University, April 15, 2008. Unless otherwise noted, all translations are my own. Affirming the Human in China...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Qing Liu and Barrett McCormick In postMao China, and especially since the early 1990s, market-­ oriented economic reform has been gradually extended to the domain previ- ously called “propaganda work.” This development has facilitated the com- mercialization of communication...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... traditional Chinese culture into the new China. Mao Zedong’s comment that China should inherit the best of Chinese tradition from Confucius to Sun Yat-­sen was repeated ad nauseam to justify the continuation of tra- ditional ideas and practices. Given the restrictions imposed on academic...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 169–200.
Published: 01 May 2005
... historically aberrant transition to socialism. Thus, for Ma, the failure to complete the capitalist transition either before or out of the ‘‘semi- semi’’ condition confirms the correctness of the post-Mao Dengist theory of the ‘‘primary stage of socialism which assigns China to a special stage of...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
... discursive critical practices in China since the May Fourth period. The present state of critical theory and its future development need to be contemplated in relation to its predeces- sor—modern criticism—in China’s critical genealogy. In the post-Mao era, China has witnessed yet another wave of Western...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
... community power, was accelerated by the market-­oriented reforms in the postMao era. Decollectivization in the late 1970s restored the family as the basic unit of production by redistribut- ing farmland (actually the user’s right of land) to rural households. Notably, the amount of land that a...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
... subtly pointed out by Wang Hui in two seminal works, May Fourth thinkers were certainly cognizant of the legacy of European Enlight- enment but also deeply engaged with what they understood as its radical Twentieth- Century China: Mao Dun, Lao She, Shen Congwen (New York: Columbia Uni- versity...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of evolution, which he thought had been anticipated in Goethe’s work. Haeckel called for a synthesis of science and religion. He was influen- tial in fin de siècle China, and his ideas sparked Mao’s theory of continuing revolution, according to a lecture given by Klaus Mehnert at the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-democratic­ Chi- nese soul was articulated in a variety of fruitful ways between the 1910s and 1940s before it became captive to the strictures and constraints of Marx- ism–Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought that prevailed between the 1950s and 1970s. In the post-­Maoist critical discourse of the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
... whole. Lu Xun might argue, as Davies has shown, that “there is not just one path,” but both Mao and the new Confu- cianists in contemporary China insist that there is only one true path. There is, Davies says, a strong determination in China to believe that the “greater self” should subsume all...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 133–187.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Li Huibin; Arif Dirlik The influential marketing analyst Peter Drucker's idea of post-capitalism has attracted considerable attention in recent years in the People's Republic of China. One of its proponents is Professor Li Huibin of the Contemporary Marxism Institute of the Central Compilation and...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
... D. H. Perkins, “The Prospects for China’s Economy Reform,” in Modernizing China: PostMao Reform and Development, ed. A. Doak Bar- nett and Ralph N. Clough (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986); and Michael Keane, “A Revolution in Television and a Great Leap Forward for Innovation? China in the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... tradition, the essay tracks how they inscribed their struggle in a globally shared contemporary horizon of the people's struggles from China to Cuba; argued against anchoring political positions in a historicist, evolutionary reading of Marx that would endlessly defer revolutionary practice until the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... like Qu, who was so significant to the communist history and Marxist tradition of one place but virtually unknown else- where. Nick Knight’s pioneering work on early Marxist theorists Li Da, Qu Qiubai, Ai Siqi, and Mao Zedong notes that Qu established Marxist philosophy in China. This is another...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 235–237.
Published: 01 February 2011
... agency in the context of social philosophy and on aspects of the moral-psychological­ trajectory of postMao China. Arif Dirlik lives in semi-retirement­ in Eugene, Oregon. He taught at Duke University for thirty years as professor of history and anthropology, and for shorter...