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Tapestry of light : aesthetic afterlives of the Cultural Revolution

Author: Yiju Huang
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2015.
Series: Ideas, history, and modern China.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tapestry of Light offers an account of the psychic, intellectual, and cultural aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Drawing on a wide range of works including essay, fiction, memoir, painting and film, the book explores links between history, trauma and haunting. Challenging the leftist currents in Cultural Revolution scholarship, the tone pervading the book is a rhythm of melancholia, indeterminacy but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014036721
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yiju Huang
ISBN: 9789004285590 9004285598
OCLC Number: 905684318
Description: 1 online resource (149 pages :) : illustrations (colour.
Contents: Introduction: Embroidering a tapestry of hope --
Familial secrets : Mao's famine in Hong Ying's Daughter of the river --
Aesthetic of heterogeneity : roots in Han Shaogong's theoretical and literary writings --
Ghostly vision : Zhang Xiaogang's "Bloodline : the big family" --
Protean youth : redemptive poetics in In the heat of the sun and The postmodern life of my aunt --
Coda: Ba Jin : toward an ethical relation to history.
Series Title: Ideas, history, and modern China.
Responsibility: by Yiju Huang.

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"Tapestry of Light offers an account of the psychic, intellectual, and cultural aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Drawing on a wide range of works including essay, fiction, memoir, painting and film, the book explores links between history, trauma and haunting. Challenging the leftist currents in Cultural Revolution scholarship, the tone pervading the book is a rhythm of melancholia, indeterminacy but also hope. Huang demonstrates that aesthetic afterlives resist both the conservative nostalgia for China's revolutionary past as well as China's elated, false confidence in the market-driven future. Huang engages with prominent Chinese intellectuals, writers, artists and filmmakers, including Ba Jin, Han Shaogong, Hong Ying, Zhang Xiaogang, Jiang Wen and Ann Hui"--Provided by publisher.

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