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Illuminations from the past : trauma, memory, and history in modern China

Author: Ban Wang
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history, examining how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ban Wang
ISBN: 0804749469 0804750998 9780804749466 9780804750998
OCLC Number: 56696623
Description: xii, 311 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : memory and history in globalization --
1. Tradition, memory, and hope : Lu Xun and critical historical consciousness --
2. Tragic vision, traumatic visuality, and the montage of history --
3. Postrevolutionary history in a traumatic key --
4. Temporality, memory, and myth in Wang Anyi's fiction --
5. Traumatic history against melodrama : Blue kite --
6. From historical narrative to the world of prose --
7. Reenchanting the everyday in the global city --
8. Love at last sight : nostalgia, memory, and commodity in contemporary Chinese literature --
9. Remembering realism : the material turn in Chinese cinema and street scenes of globalization.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Ban Wang.
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"Written in a serious, sophisticated manner, this book successfully portrays the vicissitude of historical consciousness in modern China, focusing on literary writings." * CHOICE * "The new essays Read more...

 
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