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A Collective ‘I’ and Its Contending Readings: Personal Memories in Sent-Down Youth

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 investigates the television serial drama Sent-Down Youth to discover how personal memories are used to provide pedagogical lessons and to build up a collective imagination of the past. The ... More


Ordinary Life

Guobin Yang

in The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231149648
eISBN:
9780231520485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the sent-down period, members of the Red Guard generation came to appreciate the values of ordinary life and developed new understandings of the meaning of the people.


The Qur’an and Scripture

Angelika Neuwirth

in The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199928958
eISBN:
9780190921316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199928958.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a study of the Qur’an’s self-presentation as a revealed and proclaimed text. The concepts of “writing” (kitāb) as well as the various terms used within the Qur’an to refer to ... More


Opportunity and Failure

Sigrid Schmalzer

in "Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Accounts of youth in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution tend to vacillate between two starkly differing narrative arcs: one defined by "opportunity," and the other by "failure." Both ... More


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