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Cultural Politics (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...
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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
... of “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...
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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 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. 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. More
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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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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...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... an 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
... to understand their situations ( Wu 1997 ). In embodied metabolic terms, Chan’s China consumes more than it needs, and it represents the greedy twin of the other China, the poor, starved, feudal China that produces for the world. This other China is, tellingly, invisible in The Fat Years , which is wholly...
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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 The China travelogue boasts...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... , 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 professional/managerial/administrative) readers make up 77 percent...
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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. ...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... then knew it) was turned on its head by events originating in Wuhan, China. Of course, at that point, the severity of the difficulties about to be faced the world over, as COVID-19 wreaked its havoc, was only hypothetical, and those warning of their potential seriousness were often dismissed—not least...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 28–36.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to soon disappear and that he had it under total control—both false, as medical authorities and informed media commentators reported daily. As deaths and panic from the virus expanded in the United States by March 2020, Trump renamed the COVID-19 virus “the China virus...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... ). 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 the Cold War in a specific geopolitical sphere...