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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Emily Chua Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture Lisa Rofel, Durham, NC Duke University Press 2007 264 $74.95/£45.00 HB ISBN 0–8223–3935–8 $21.95/£11.99 PB ISBN 0–8223–3947–1 © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 In her new collection of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Daniel Vukovich This essay addresses the “demand for humanism, with a nod toward Asia” within current theory and global intellectual political culture. I argue that using humanism as a way to understand China (a habit inside and especially outside the PRC) keeps us within the orientalist tradition...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
... “social ideology” so as to offer an in-depth analysis of contemporary China's dominant mentality. It is suggested that a dominant ideology has emerged that has totally restructured social organization and people's perception of everyday life. Furthermore, this thesis fully explores changes that have taken...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Tao Dongfeng This article provides a systematic study of Canon-Mocking Literature, an important cultural phenomenon in contemporary China. From the combined perspective of stylistics and cultural studies, the article suggests that Canon-Mocking Literature is a subversion of the discursive order of...
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 1   When China took its first post-1949 census in 1953, its population was 582 million, of which more than 85 percent were peasant farmers. Sixty years later, its population has grown to over 1.3 billion, with approximately 50 percent, the majority of which are peasant framers, residing in More
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 1 Bayan Obo, China, December 21, 2010: inside the highly restricted Bayan Obo rare earth mine. The treasure mountain deposit is the world’s largest and, as of 2005, is responsible for 45 percent of global rare earth metal production. Photographer Toby Smith gained access in 2010 by waiting More
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 3 Baotou, China, 2014: a rare-earth refinery with centrifuges concentrates rare-earth ore into industrial application before it is force dried into powder form. China produces 76 percent of the world’s rare-earth magnets. Figure 3. Baotou, China, 2014: a rare-earth refinery with More
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 4 Baotou, China, 2014: film still from Rare Earthenware (2014) showing Unknown Fields collecting radioactive mud from the tailings lake at the outflow of Baogang Iron and Steel Corporation. The mud was used to craft the set of three ceramic vessels. Figure 4. Baotou, China, 2014: film More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Figure 1   When China took its first post-1949 census in 1953, its population was 582 million, of which more than 85 percent were peasant farmers. Sixty years later, its population has grown to over 1.3 billion, with approximately 50 percent, the majority of which are peasant framers, residing in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ross In China, the legacy of Mao Zedong is selectively remembered; the “late Mao,” in particular is officially considered to have made a “mistake” in launching the Cultural Revolution. In the West, we remember the romantic impact of Mao’s ideas on the Cold War left and on the generation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... dysfunctional economic body that suggests an older tradition of Chinese utopianism linked to wilderness poetry and natural order. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 China Chinese Dream dystopia neoliberalism narcotics In this article, I propose to explore Chan Koonchung’s recent Chinese...
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Published: 01 March 2013
worsening ubiquitous corruption and inequality. Patriotic TV programs depicting the founding of the “New China” have not lost their attraction. (Photos top to bottom: Yunnan Province and Hunan Province) Figures 3 and 4 . Portraits of late Communist Party leaders are still common decorations in the homes More
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Published: 01 March 2013
rural China there are increasing numbers of adherents of so-called underground churches ( dixia jiaohui ), sometimes also called “house churches” ( jiating jiaohui ). (Photo: Hunan Province) Figure 5 . Some observers have noted that the spread of Christianity is more vigorous today than at the peak of More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Figure 3 Baotou, China, 2014: a rare-earth refinery with centrifuges concentrates rare-earth ore into industrial application before it is force dried into powder form. China produces 76 percent of the world’s rare-earth magnets. Figure 3. Baotou, China, 2014: a rare-earth refinery with...
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Published: 01 March 2013
gatherings. In the late 1950s, however, traditional rural lifestyles and cultures began to be suppressed in the name of Communist ideology. During the “Smash the Four Olds” campaign (1966), the government banned traditional forms of entertainment, but since the 1980s villagers all over China have taken the More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... newspapers: the Daily Telegraph , Times (London), Independent , New York Times , Financial Times , Associated Press, and China Daily . 1 These titles are primarily focused on the middle class, as suggested by readership statistics. 2 Middle class (ABC1, higher, intermediate, and junior...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
... works for him. It is unclear whether or not Xu fixed the job for his cousin, but it does seem clear enough that Xu’s cousin has been instrumental in fixing this commission for Xu. That’s the way they seem to do things here in China. Once we have left Beijing we pass through several miles of idyllic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... as American “global strategy” ( Greene 1980: 97 ). French historian Jacques Dalloz sees this moment as beginning in January–February 1950. It is the moment, he asserts, at which the logic of the Indo-China War became that of the Cold War ( Dalloz 1990: 129 ). In other words Greene grasps the onset of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 332–338.
Published: 01 November 2016
... postcolonial landscapes. From the microscopic dust returning to the soil, to the experience of gaining access to the mines, their images tell a backstory to the quiet colonial histories of media culture, now enhanced by the presence of global corporations from the ex-colonies and by newcomers from China...