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“Springtime for Science,” but What a Garden: Mystery, Superstition, and Fanatics in the Post-Máo Era

Sigrid Schmalzer

in The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226738598
eISBN:
9780226738611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738611.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the so-called “springtime for science”—the decades since the death of Máo and the end of the Cultural Revolution. As in Máo's China, officials in the post-Máo era found the ... More


The Poetics of Productivity

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces how the post-Mao pursuit of modernity, known as “economic reform,” constructs mobile discourses of dominance in which national priorities for development normalize workers even as ... 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


A Tantric Couple: The Hagiography of Cultural Revitalization

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Five treats the joint career of Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche from 1980 forward as represented in his hagiography, Jewel Garland. In contrast to the intimate words exchanged between lovers ... More


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Jie Li

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—the text salvages intimate recollections by successive ... More


Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

Immanuel C. Y. Hsü

in China without mao: The Search for a New Order

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195060560
eISBN:
9780199854370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195060560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes a process of building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The party conference of December 1978 was a major landmark in the political and economic life of the post-Mao era. ... More


Watermelons and Abandoned Watchtowers

Sören Urbansky

in Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181684
eISBN:
9780691195445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181684.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the development of Sino-Soviet relations and their impact on the Argun borderland from the post-Mao and post-Brezhnev years to the early 1990s. It explores how the boundary ... More


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