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positions: asia critique (1 November 2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicholas de Villiers; Yongan Wu Zhang Bingjian's documentary Readymade (2008) focuses on the lives of two Mao Zedong impersonators in the People's Republic of China: Mr. Peng Tian, a forty-six-year-old farmer from Hunan Province enrolled in the performance art program of Beijing Film Academy with...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2011) 19 (3): 627–651.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Liu Kang Slavoj Žižek has recently written quite extensively on Mao and China. This article is a commentary on his writings. Tracing the genealogy of Western Marxism from Gramsci, Athusser, and Badiou to Žižek, I argue that Žižek's misreading of the Chinese Revolution, especially Mao's theory and...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2011) 19 (3): 671–706.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is to imagine how this radical emancipatory will can be given a new expression in the forthcoming crisis of global capitalism. Revolutionary Terror from Robespierre to Mao Slavoj Žižek “What Do You Want?” In his Logique des mondes, Alain Badiou elaborates the eternal idea of...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Xiaoqun Xu Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Discourse on Love, Marriage, and Sexuality in Post-Mao China: A Reading of the Journalistic Literature on Women Xiaoqun Xu Since the early 1980s a new genre of writing, called journalistic literature...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2005) 13 (3): 535–574.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Alessandro Russo Duke University Press 2005 The Conclusive Scene: Mao and the Red Guards in July 1968 Alessandro Russo In the very early hours of July 28, 1968, some of the most famous figures of the subjective turbulence that in the two previous...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2005) 13 (3): 663–668.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Anonymous Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Bruno Bosteels The Dialectical Mode: With Regard to Mao Zedong and Problems of Strategy in China’s Revolutionary War Anonymous Mao Zedong has occupied us a lot; let us come back to this. Or, rather, let...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2003) 11 (2): 361–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Tina Mai Chen 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Proletarian White and Working Bodies in Mao’s China Tina Mai Chen Infused with the spirit of May Fourth critique of the enfeebled Chinese body politic of the past, a young Mao Zedong joined the chorus of...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek Replying to the critical remarks in “Poeticizing Revolution,” the text clarifies the topic of Mao Zedong's dialectics and of the possibility of radical social transformation today. It points out Mao's total misunderstanding of what Hegel meant by dialectical process: Mao's dialectics...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2018) 26 (4): 781–815.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Emily Wilcox Contrary to the common perception that dance in Mao-era China was dominated by the importation and adaptation of Soviet ballet, examination of historical sources in corroboration with Chinese-language dance scholarship suggests that China’s pre–Cultural Revolution socialist period...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2011) 19 (3): 707–721.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek The struggle between Confucianism and legalism lasted through thousands of years in Chinese history and even served as the background of the recent developments in China (Mao's preference for legalism versus Deng's promoting of Confucianism). Although legalists are as a rule dismissed...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2018) 26 (3): 423–449.
Published: 01 August 2018
... lag behind ongoing transformations of private-sector life occurring around them. First exploring the arrival of heroin during early post-Mao economic liberalization campaigns, the author shows how in the late 1980s and early 1990s the opiate briefly circulated among private-sector actors who...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Takeuchi and Wang each drew on Lu Xun to develop a new vision of politics at times when narratives and processes associated with the nation-state and capitalism eclipsed critical political practice. Intellectuals in both interwar Japan and post-Mao China stressed an evolutionary vision of modernity with...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2016) 24 (4): 723–726.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... In their seriously comical essay, “Readymade Mao: Impersonation and Affective Relations,” Nicholas de Villiers and Yongan Wu focus on the Barlow ∣∣ Editor’s Introduction 725 filmmaker Zhang Bingjian’s documentary...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2011) 19 (3): 617–625.
Published: 01 August 2011
... by Chinese intellectuals apparently has not been reciprocated. The Slovenian author seldom mentions China, except in his introduction to Mao’s On Prac- tice and Contradiction,3 and in three journalistic pieces on tradition, religion...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1996) 4 (1): 127–143.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Dai Jinhua Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Commentary Redemption and Consumption: Depicting Culture in the 1990s Dai Jinhua Cultural Mao Zedong Of the social and cultural phenomena at the end of the 1980s and the begin...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1996) 4 (2): 253–289.
Published: 01 May 1996
.... Their denunciations are the context in which the animals appear as surely as “the reforms,” “post-Mao liberalization,” or any periodizing trope is. Their denunciations become another act of con- structing the state as a coherent entity...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2003) 11 (3): 801–802.
Published: 01 August 2003
...). Robin Visser, assistant professor of Chinese language and modern literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is completing a book manuscript titled “The Urban Subject in the Literary and Cultural Imagination of Post-Mao China...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2007) 15 (2): 449–450.
Published: 01 May 2007
... is currently finishing a book manuscript, “Sinological-Orientalism: The Production of the West’s Post-Mao China,” that makes the case for a global, China-centered reconstitution of Orientalism since Edward Said and the 1970s...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1998) 6 (1): 179–202.
Published: 01 February 1998
... of the Chinese government, is that Mao launched the Cultural Revo- lution to reestablish his own absolute supremacy, which he felt to be steadily positions 6:1 Spring 1998 182 For Andrew...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2007) 15 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 February 2007
... China in 1929. Haiqing Yu has just completed her PhD in cultural/media studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of “From Active Audience to Media Citizenship: The Case of Post-Mao...