China in Transformation

Debating the Socialist Legacy and Capitalist Globalization in China

Editors: Zhong, X., Wang, B. (Eds.)

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This book seeks to offer critical voices while evoking the themes of the socialist past to bear on the 21st-century Chinese intellectual and cultural scenes.

About the authors

Cai Xiang, Shanghai University, China Cao Zhenglu, Shenzhen University, China Han Yuhai, Beijing University, China He Guimei, Beijing University, China He Jixian, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Huang Jisu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Kuang Xinnian, Qinghua University, China Li Yunlei, Editor, Arts and Literary Theory and Criticism Li Tuo, Critic Liu Fusheng, Hainan University, China Lu Taiguang, Editor, Fiction Monthly Luo Gang, East China Normal University Mao Jian, East China Normal University Nan Fan, Fujian Academy of Social Sciences Yan Lianke, Writer Zhang Hong, Communication University of China

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"Re-engaging socialist cultural texts, the editors and contributors all prominent intellectual figures or leading New Left thinkers from China call for a vigorous engagement with the socialist past as 'a real force of critique and contestation as well as a source of aspiration.' Rang[ing] from an analysis of literary and cultural texts produced during the socialist era to an investigation of recent New Left literature and critiques, the essays in Debating the Socialist Legacy enjoin readers to ponder the imposing and in many cases urgent challenges of rethinking socialism in the post-revolutionary age. How might key socialist concepts be redefined and reimagined in the present? For example, in the case of that crucial term, 'the people,' should it be broadened [ ] to reflect contemporary socioeconomic realities [ ] or should it be narrowed to indicate subalterns/peasants/workers in contemporary China? This is but one of the daunting but pressing issues raised by the essays in this timely and engaging volume." - Jie Liu, Professor of Chinese, University of the Pacific, USA (Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Resource Center Publication, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wang, Ban (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Shanghai as a Socialist City and Spatial Reproduction

    Gang, Luo (et al.)

    Pages 21-56

  • One Village and One Novel

    Jixian, He (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • Gender Politics and the Crisis of Socialist Aesthetics

    Jian, Mao

    Pages 73-84

  • The Crisis of Socialism and Efforts to Overcome It

    Xiang, Cai

    Pages 85-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Debating the Socialist Legacy and Capitalist Globalization in China
Editors
  • X. Zhong
  • B. Wang
Series Title
China in Transformation
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02078-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137020789
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02076-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 287
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