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Affirming Cosmopolitanism? Chineseness and the Chinese Museum of Queensland

Tseen Khoo

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this context of renewed, often parochial, assertions of Australian identity, examining racialized heritage sites allows the interrogation of the limits of the contemporary appreciation of ... More


Introduction

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book analyzes the ways in which history museums have moved beyond the Cold War narratives of the Mao era to both tell ... More


Exhibiting the Revolution: The Museum of the Chinese Revolution

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines modes of exhibiting revolution and revolutionary history in the post-Mao reform era. After looking at some Republican-era examples as a way of suggesting links between ... More


Display Case and Den

in Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter shows how the urban spaces of the Chinese museum and the Chinese opium den became important locations for metonymic visions of China itself, and also demonstrates the problems incurred by ... More


Martial Glory and the Power of the State: Military Museums

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the most official of state military museums in the PRC—the Military Museum in Beijing. Like other military museums, this one asserts a military culture that bolsters the image ... More


Ethnic Minorities and the Construction of National Identity: Ethnographic Museums

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines representations in museums and theme parks of what in the PRC are called “ethnic minorities” (shaoshu minzu). Historically oppressed, non-Han ethnic groups in China came to ... More


Heroic Resistance and Victims of Atrocity: Negotiating the Memory of Japanese Imperialism

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at three important museums/memorial sites devoted to Japanese imperialism and to atrocities committed by the imperial army: Memorial of the People's War of Resistance against Japan ... More


Conclusion

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book focused on how the past is exhibited in Chinese museums and ended with a chapter on urban planning exhibition ... More


Literary Politics and Cultural Heritage: Modern Literature Museums

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on China's literature museums. China has more museums devoted to literature or to particular writers than any other country in the world. That the number of such museums is ... More


Museums of the Future: Municipal Urban Planning Exhibition Halls

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes urban planning exhibitions halls in three very different cities—the modern metropolis of Shanghai, the ancient “literati” city of Suzhou, and the inland megalopolis of ... More


Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Kirk A. Denton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

During the Mao era, China's museums served an explicit and uniform propaganda function, underlining official Party history, eulogizing revolutionary heroes, and contributing to nation building and ... More


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