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The Resource Uneven modernity : literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China, Haomin Gong

Uneven modernity : literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China, Haomin Gong

Label
Uneven modernity : literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China
Title
Uneven modernity
Title remainder
literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China
Statement of responsibility
Haomin Gong
Title variation
Literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Postsocialist China is marked by paradoxes: economic boom, political conservatism, cultural complexity. Haomin Gong's dynamic study of these paradoxes, or "unevenness," provides a unique and seminal approach to contemporary China. Reading unevenness as a problem and an opportunity simultaneously, Gong investigates how this dialectical social situation shapes cultural production. He begins his investigation of "uneven modernity" in China by constructing a critical framework of unevenness among different theoretical schools and expounding on how dialectical thinking points to a metaphysical paradox in capitalism and modernity: the inevitable tension between a constant pursuit of infinite fullness and a break of fullness (unevenness) as the means of this pursuit. In the Chinese context, this paradox is created in the "uneven developmentalism" that most manifestly characterizes the postsocialist period. Gong goes on to investigate manifestations of the dialectics of unevenness in specific cultural events. Four case studies address respectively but not exclusively literature (the prose of Yu Qiuyu), popular fiction (Chi Li's neorealist fiction), commercial cinema (the movies of Feng Xiaogang), and art-house cinema (Wang Xiaoshuai's filmmaking). Representing different aspects of cultural production in postsocialist China, these writers and directors deal with the same social condition of uneven development, and their works clearly exhibit the problematics of this age. Uneven Modernity makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of China studies as well as the study of uneven development in general. It addresses some of the most popular, yet understudied, cultural phenomena in contemporary China. Specialists and students will find its insights admirable and its style accessible."--Project Muse
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digitized
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gong, Haomin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wang, Xiaoshuai
  • Feng, Xiaogang
  • Chi, Li
  • Yu, Qiuyu
  • Chi, Li
  • Feng, Xiaogang
  • Yu, Qiuyu
  • Motion pictures
  • Chinese literature
  • China
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Modernisierung
  • Ungleichgewicht
  • Kultur
  • Literatur
  • China
  • Literatur
  • Film
  • Geistesleben
  • Postkommunismus
  • China
  • Film
  • Kinesisk litteratur
  • Chinese literature
  • Civilization
  • Motion pictures
  • China
Label
Uneven modernity : literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China, Haomin Gong
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uneven modernity in postsocialist China -- Popularization of traditional culture in postsocialist China -- Constructing a neorealist reality -- Commerce and the critical edge -- Geopolitics in postsocialist art film and beyond
Control code
ocn793012716
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835316
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r058
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012716
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Uneven modernity : literature, film, and intellectual discourse in postsocialist China, Haomin Gong
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uneven modernity in postsocialist China -- Popularization of traditional culture in postsocialist China -- Constructing a neorealist reality -- Commerce and the critical edge -- Geopolitics in postsocialist art film and beyond
Control code
ocn793012716
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835316
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r058
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012716
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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