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A continuous revolution : making sense of Cultural Revolution culture, Barbara Mittler

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A continuous revolution : making sense of Cultural Revolution culture
Title
A continuous revolution
Title remainder
making sense of Cultural Revolution culture
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Mittler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cultural Revolution Culture is often denigrated as mere propaganda. Yet it was not only liked in its heyday but continues to be enjoyed today. This book sets out to explain this legacy. By considering Cultural Revolution propaganda art--music, stage works, prints and posters, comics, and literature--from the point of view of its longue durée, Barbara Mittler suggests that it was able to build on a tradition of earlier art works. This in turn allowed for its sedimentation in cultural memory and its proliferation in contemporary China. Taking the aesthetic experience of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) as her base, Mittler combines close readings and analyses of cultural products from the period with insights gained from a series of personal interviews conducted in the early 2000s with Chinese from diverse class and generational backgrounds. By including testimony from these original voices, Mittler illustrates the extremely multifaceted and contradictory nature of the Cultural Revolution in artistic production and as cultural experience."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mittler, Barbara
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS778.7
LC item number
.M59 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
343
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cultural Revolution (China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Arts, Chinese
  • Arts, Chinese
  • Arts
  • Arts and society
  • Arts and society
  • Arts, Chinese
  • Arts
  • Civilization
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • China
  • Kulturrevolution
  • Massenkultur
  • China
Label
A continuous revolution : making sense of Cultural Revolution culture, Barbara Mittler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-436) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Nose -- smells. Popular culture and cultural revolution culture : theory, practice, and experience -- Part I: Ears -- sounds. From Mozart to Mao to Mozart : musical revolutions in China ;The sounds amidst the fury : Cultural Revolution songs from Xian Xinghai to Cui Jian -- Part II: Mouth -- words. Destroying the old and learning from black material : the political fate of a famous school primer ; The foolish old man who moved the mountains : superscribing a foundational myth -- Part III: Eyes -- images. Mao wherever you go : the art of repetition in revolutionary China ; Chain(ed) pictures and chained by pictures : comics and cultural revolutions in China -- Conclusion: Hands -- touch. Cultural Revolution culture and popular culture : theorizing practice and experience -- Appendixes. 1. List of interviewees ; 2. Interview questions ; 3. Chronology of the model works
Control code
758383297
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 486 pages
Isbn
9780674065819
Lccn
2012009697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)758383297
Label
A continuous revolution : making sense of Cultural Revolution culture, Barbara Mittler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-436) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Nose -- smells. Popular culture and cultural revolution culture : theory, practice, and experience -- Part I: Ears -- sounds. From Mozart to Mao to Mozart : musical revolutions in China ;The sounds amidst the fury : Cultural Revolution songs from Xian Xinghai to Cui Jian -- Part II: Mouth -- words. Destroying the old and learning from black material : the political fate of a famous school primer ; The foolish old man who moved the mountains : superscribing a foundational myth -- Part III: Eyes -- images. Mao wherever you go : the art of repetition in revolutionary China ; Chain(ed) pictures and chained by pictures : comics and cultural revolutions in China -- Conclusion: Hands -- touch. Cultural Revolution culture and popular culture : theorizing practice and experience -- Appendixes. 1. List of interviewees ; 2. Interview questions ; 3. Chronology of the model works
Control code
758383297
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 486 pages
Isbn
9780674065819
Lccn
2012009697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)758383297

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