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The stranger and the Chinese moral imagination

Author: Haiyan Lee
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates how the Chinese have coped with the condition of modernity in which strangers are routinely thrust together. Haiyan Lee dismisses the easy answers claiming that this 'moral crisis' is merely smoke and mirrors conjured up by paternalistic, overwrought leaders and scholars, or that it can be simply chalked up to the topsy-turvy of a market economy on steroids. Rather, Lee argues that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Analys och tolkning
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haiyan Lee
ISBN: 9780804785914 0804785910
OCLC Number: 880237398
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Talking to Strangers --
The Benighted and the Enchanted --
Animals Are Us --
The Power and Pollution of the Stranger Woman --
The Country and the City --
The Enemy Within --
Foreign Devils --
Literature and the Veil of Ignorance.
Responsibility: Haiyan Lee.

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"This book investigates how the Chinese have coped with the condition of modernity in which strangers are routinely thrust together. Haiyan Lee dismisses the easy answers claiming that this 'moral crisis' is merely smoke and mirrors conjured up by paternalistic, overwrought leaders and scholars, or that it can be simply chalked up to the topsy-turvy of a market economy on steroids. Rather, Lee argues that the perception of crisis is itself symptomatic of a deeper problem that has roots in both the Confucian tradition of kinship and the modern state management of stranger sociality. This ambitious work is the first to investigate the figure of the stranger--foreigner, peasant migrant, bourgeois intellectual, class enemy, unattached woman, animal--across literature, film, television, and museum culture. Lee's aim is to show that hope lies with a robust civil society in which literature and the arts play a key role in sharpening the moral faculties and apprenticing readers in the art of living with strangers. In so doing, she makes a historical, comparative, and theoretically informed contribution to the on-going conversation on China's '(un)civil society.'"--Publisher's Web site.

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