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China in Transformation

Debating the Socialist Legacy and Capitalist Globalization in China

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

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The first English collection of translated essays, by Chinese literary scholars, writers, and critics, this volume focuses on the legacy of socialist culture and post-socialist phenomena within the context of capitalist globalization. By rethinking socialism, literature, and culture in relation to the intellectual and cultural trends since the start of the reform and by debating the rise of the 'new left' culture, 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.

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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)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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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
Xueping Zhong and Ban Wang
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02078-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137020789
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02076-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43751-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 287
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