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Revolutionary Discourse and the Spirit: From Ah Q to Lei Feng

in From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the development of theories of the mind in revolutionary culture, focusing on Lu Xun's 1921 novella The True Story of Ah Q (A Q zhengzhuan). In this work, the fictional ... More


Extracting Revolutionary Spirit: Jiang Wen's In the Heat of the Sun and Anchee Min's Red Azalea

in From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the work of filmmaker Jiang Wen, In the Heat of the Sun (1994), and expatriate writer Anchee Min, Red Azalea (1994). Both Jiang Wen and Anchee Min link sexual desire with the ... More


Europe and the American Revolution

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the American Revolution on the democratic and revolutionary spirit in Europe, to the desire, that is, for a reconstitution of government and society. The first ... More


The Workspace of a New Age Maoist: He Jianjun's The Postman

in From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines He Jianjun's (He Yi) 1995 film The Postman, whose theme and aesthetics depend on a gendered narrative of labor. One important aspect of this gendered story is the film's ... More


“Real Murderer and False Poet”: Pierre-François Lacenaire

Lisa Downing

in The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the case of Pierre-Francois Lacenaire, a murderer, forger, thief, dandy, poet, and the figure at the center of an aesthetic, media, and medical circus during the first years of ... More


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