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Introduction: The Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter analyzes the concept of exoticism, tracing its recent re-emergence from the rise of diasporic Chinese modernities and their cultural productions. It also explores the ... More


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


Introduction: Interpreting Chinese Modernity, 1900–1950

Yeh Wen-hsin

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Chinese modernity during the period from 1900 to 1980. It examines the role of modernity in the ... More


The Cultural Construction of Modernity in Urban Shanghai: Some Preliminary Explorations

Lee Leo Ou-fan

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role of urban Shanghai in the cultural construction of Chinese modernity. It analyzes two highly successful journals, Dongfang zazhi and Liangyou haubao, and their related ... More


The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

David Der-wei Wang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses the lyrical to rethink the dynamics of Chinese modernity. Although the form may seem unusual for representing China's social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, the book ... More


Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Madeleine YueDong

Reginald E. Zelnik (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Old Beijing has become a subject of growing fascination in contemporary China since the 1980s. While physical remnants from the past are being bulldozed every day to make space for glass-walled ... More


Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Paola Iovene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Twentieth-century Chinese literature has been characterized by an obsession with the future, an obsession that is often commented on but rarely scrutinized. Most studies of Chinese literature ... More


The Workspace of a New Age Maoist: He Jianjun's The Postman

in From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines He Jianjun's (He Yi) 1995 film The Postman, whose theme and aesthetics depend on a gendered narrative of labor. One important aspect of this gendered story is the film's ... More


In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

Xin Liu

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

China underwent a dramatic social transformation in the last decade of the twentieth century. This ethnographic study of one community focuses on the logic of everyday practice in post-reform rural ... More


Epilogue

Grace S. Fong

in Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831868
eISBN:
9780824869175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831868.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter offers some final remarks on the subject of women's writing after the late imperial timeframe taken up in this book (the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries). It ... More


Immoral Politics

Xin Liu

in In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with politics, particularly with some cumbersome efforts made by the local authorities trying to reintroduce political struggles of the Maoist kind in the 1990s. Focusing on the ... More


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