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Culture, Mind, and Society

Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

Editors: Kipnis, A. (Ed.)

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Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology.

About the authors

Xinyin Chen, University of Pennsylvania, USA Huihua Deng, Southeast University, USA Harriet Evans, University of Westminster, USA Vanessa L. Fong, Harvard University, USA Sung won Kim, Harvard University, USA Hyeon Jung Lee, Seoul National University, Korea Delia Lin, The University of Adelaide, Australia Zuhong Lu, Southeast University, USA Zhiying Ma, University of Chicago, USA Wanning Sun, University of Technology, Australia Ling-Yun Tang, University of Hong Kong Niobe Way, New York University, USA Emily Wilcox, The College of William and Mary, USA Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Harvard University, USA Cong Zhang, Harvard University, USA

Reviews

Andrew B. Kipnis's edited volume is a welcome contribution to anthropology and China studies alike. The collection of essays is lively, clear, and evocative, and is broken into three parts on art, gender, and self-improvement." - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

"Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche is an important book. It advances an ongoing conversation about the changing relationship between power and subjectivity under Chinese modernity. It could easily be adopted in an undergraduate course on modern Chinese history or Chinese society, especially in courses that aim to destabilize the notion that socialism is bad while economic liberalization is good." - The China Journal

"I warmly recommend the volume for anyone interested in the topic of individual and self in China, in the ways Chinese individuals are governed through various institutions and in different cultural settings, and for those interested in theories of modernity and individuation in the context of China." - The China Quarterly


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

    Kipnis, Andrew B.

    Pages 1-16

  • Post-70s Artists and the Search for the Self in China

    Tang, Ling-Yun

    Pages 19-41

  • “Selling Out” Post Mao: Dance Labor and the Ethics of Fulfillment in Reform Era China

    Wilcox, Emily E.

    Pages 43-65

  • The Poetry of Spiritual Homelessness: A Creative Practice of Coping with Industrial Alienation

    Sun, Wanning

    Pages 67-85

  • Gender Role Expectations and Chinese Mothers’ Aspirations for their Toddler Daughters’ Future Independence and Excellence

    Fong, Vanessa L. (et al.)

    Pages 89-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche
Editors
  • A. Kipnis
Series Title
Culture, Mind, and Society
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Andrew B. Kipnis
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26896-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137268969
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26895-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44369-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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