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Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Haomin Gong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Postsocialist China is marked by paradoxes: economic boom, political conservatism, cultural complexity. This book's study of these paradoxes, or “unevenness,” provides a unique and seminal approach ... More


The Question of Peripheral Realism

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This theoretical chapter examines the question of what has been called ‘peripheral realism–. Reviewing the texts selected for examination in the book overall – produced at different times and places ... More


‘Irrealism’ in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North, in the light of the idea of combined unevenness developed in chapters 1 and 2. Situating its discussion in the context of recent ... More


Ivan Vladislavic: Traversing the Uneven City

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of the work of Ivan Vladislavic by way of demonstrating that its specific formal features capture the aura of a particular historical speace (Johannesburg) and time (the ... More


Thinking the Spaces and Places of Class

Jim Glassman

in Bounding the Mekong: The Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834449
eISBN:
9780824870430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834449.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter elaborates on a more detailed argument for using particular kinds of class-based analysis in assessing the growth of supranational regions. It focuses on specific aspects of the spaces ... More


Producing the Greater Mekong Subregion

Jim Glassman

in Bounding the Mekong: The Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834449
eISBN:
9780824870430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834449.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter addresses the material and discursive production of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It argues that as ideology, the ADB's neoclassical rendition ... More


Introduction: China, Uneven Development, and Global Modernity

Haomin Gong

in Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores literature, film, critical discourses, and intellectual development in contemporary China, with particular emphasis on the cultural problematics of unevenness in China's pursuit of ... More


Uneven Modernity in Postsocialist China: A Critical Inquiry

Haomin Gong

in Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines uneven modernity in postsocialist China using a critical framework of a dialectical understanding of unevenness that looks at different theoretical schools. In retrospect, the ... More


Commerce and the Critical Edge: The Politics of Postsocialist Film and the Case of Feng Xiaogang

Haomin Gong

in Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how postsocialist China's uneven social and cultural conditions shape the field of commercial filmmaking by focusing on the work of Feng Xiaogang. Before expounding on the ... More


Geopolitics in Postsocialist Art Film and Beyond: Reading Wang Xiaoshuai’s Films

Haomin Gong

in Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the geopolitics of art filmmaking in postsocialist China by focusing on the work of Sixth Generation director, Wang Xiaoshuai. More specifically, it considers how unevenness ... More


Postscript: Is an “Even Modernity” Possible in China?

Haomin Gong

in Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book has explored the condition of unevenness and its many cultural manifestations in postsocialist China. It has shown how this unevenness has not only shaped the sociocultural scenes of ... More


The Ójafnaðarmaðr (The “Unevenman”)

William Ian Miller

in Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities: Hard Cases, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793038
eISBN:
9780191834776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793038.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

With a subsection called Jafn vs. the inherent competitiveness of honor. This chapter lays out the organizing principle of the saga and its examination of the notions embedded in the word jafn, ... More


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