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Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Ka-ming Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of ... More


Paper-Cuts in Modern China: The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition, and Women’s Liberation

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how folk paper-cuts have served as a site of intellectual expressions and debates about the meanings of—and the entangled relationships between—culture, gender, history, and the ... More


Narrative Battle: Fabricating Folk Paper-Cutting as an Intangible Heritage

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how Xiaocheng Folk Art Village in Yan'an was transformed into a container of tradition and the practice of paper-cutting into an intangible cultural heritage. It first considers ... More


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