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Occidentalism : a theory of counter-discourse in post-Mao China

Author: Xiaomei Chen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Xiaomei Chen offers an insightful account of the unremittingly favorable depiction of Western culture and its negative characterization of Chinese culture in post-Mao China from 1978-1988. Chen examines the cultural and political interrelations between the East and West from a vantage point more complex than that accommodated by most current theories of Western imperialism and colonialism. Going beyond Edward Said's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 93044883
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaomei Chen
ISBN: 9780195358933 0195358937 1423738160 9781423738169 1601299508 9781601299505 9780195085792 0195085795
OCLC Number: 191935546
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 239 pages)
Contents: . 1. Occidentalism as a counter-discourse : He shang controversy --
2. Occidentalist theater : Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Brecht as counter others --
3. "Misunderstanding" Western modernism : the Menglong movement --
4. A wildman between the Orient and the Occident : Retro-influence in comparative literary studies --
5. Wilder, Mei Langfang and Huang Zuolin : a "Suggestive theater" revisited --
6. Fathers and daughters in early modern Chinese drama : On the problematics of occidentalism in cross-cultural/gender perspective.
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The author argues that the appropriation of Western discourse - what she calls "Occidentalism" - can have a socially liberating effect in contemporary non-Western culture. Using China as a focus for  Read more...

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