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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


Buddhist Activism, Urban Space, and Ambivalent Modernity in 1920s Shanghai

J. Brooks Jessup

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

J. Brooks Jessup’s chapter explores how Chinese Buddhist identity acquired new meaning in the modern urban context of early twentieth-century Shanghai. Focusing on the construction of religious space ... More


Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Jan Kiely and J. Brooks Jessup (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in ... More


Subway Fare: Toward a Poetics of Rapid Transit

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the poetics of rapid transit that emerged in the early twentieth century, including the verses of William Carlos Williams. Wishful civic boosters of the early twentieth century ... More


Gutter and Skyline: The New Verse and the Metropolitan Cityscape

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the little magazines' shift to a poetry of modern life between 1910 and 1925 by discarding long-standing generic strictures of style and subject matter in favor of themes ... More


Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the cities of the Arab world, while the media focus overwhelmingly on questions of religiosity and war, the future of urban modernity and political globalism is taking shape. As the Egyptian state ... More


Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Madhu Dubey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book considers what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African–American literature. The author argues that for African–American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in ... More


A Song of the Urban Superhero

Scott Bukatman

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the link between superheroes and cities, arguing that American superheroes encapsulate and embodies the same utopian aspirations of modernity as cities themselves. Superhero ... More


Footprints of the Twentieth Century: American Skyscrapers, Modern Poems

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how modern American poetry dealt with skyscrapers as a theme during the 1910s. The most potent icons of modernity in the early twentieth-century city were great buildings, ... More


Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Nick Yablon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

American ruins have become increasingly prominent, whether in discussions of “urban blight” and home foreclosures, in commemorations of 9/11, or in post-apocalyptic movies. This book argues that the ... More


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