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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 July 2008
... “all leave us with individuals responding to a general structure of power,” whereas “[her] argument, in contrast, is that neoliberalism in China is a national project about global reordering” (p. 20). Though her focus on the relations between individual narratives and national public culture is...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (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 (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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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Margaret Hillenbrand Over the last couple of decades, workers in China’s vast and poorly regulated construction industry have increasingly turned to suicidal performance as a radical means of securing wage arrears. These so-called suicide shows have drawn attention as expressions of escalating...
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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 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 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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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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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... interpandemic response to the novel coronavirus that cuts across borders and against the grain. The first is transnational , to identify from the parallax view of Sydney and Los Angeles emergent risks that defy single-state fixes. The second is transhistorical , to counter efforts by China and the United States...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., emaciated, immiserated, hungry ghost, in the process of being consumed by the relentless drive of economic production, by the positive, creative side of the capitalist metabolism. This remains true in contemporary China, where for every “little emperor” who lives off burgers and fries and grows up obese...
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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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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 (2020) 16 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Luke Robinson China at Its Limits: An Empire’s Rise beyond Its Borders , by Messmer Matthias Chuang Hsin-Mei , Bielefeld, Germany : Kerber , 2018 , 416 pages, €59.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-3-7356-0404-0 © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 But it is the book’s images...
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Cultural Politics (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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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... into China’s Effect on the Business of Wine .” Financial Times , November 12 . Andreotti Alberta Galès Patrick Le Fuentes Francisco Javier Moreno- 2014 . Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper- Middle Classes in Europe . Chichester, UK : Wiley . Archer Melanie...