Popular memories of the Mao era : from critical debate to reassessing history (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Popular memories of the Mao era : from critical debate to reassessing history

Author: Sebastian Veg
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2019] ©2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The present volume provides an overview of new forms of popular memory, in particular critical memory, of the Mao era. Focusing on the processes of private production, public dissemination, and social sanctioning of narratives of the past in contemporary China, it examines the relation between popular memories and their social construction as historical knowledge. The three parts of the book are devoted to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Veg
ISBN: 9789888455614 9888455613
OCLC Number: 1286788459
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I: Unofficial Memories in the Public Sphere; 2. Writing about the Past, an Act of Resistance; 3. Annals of the Yellow Emperor; 4. Contested Past; 5. Can Private Museums Offer Space for Alternative History?; Part II: Critical Memory and Cultural Practices; 6. Literary and Documentary Accounts of the Great Famine; 7. Filmed Testimonies, Archives, and Memoirs of the Mao Era; 8. Visual Memory, Personal Experience, and Public History; Part III: Unofficial Sources and Popular Historiography; 9. The Second Society. 10. Case Files as a Source of Alternative Memories from the Maoist Past11. Popular Memories and Popular History, Indispensable Tools for Understanding Contemporary Chinese History; Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Sebastian Veg.

Abstract:

The present volume provides an overview of new forms of popular memory, in particular critical memory, of the Mao era. Focusing on the processes of private production, public dissemination, and social sanctioning of narratives of the past in contemporary China, it examines the relation between popular memories and their social construction as historical knowledge. The three parts of the book are devoted to the shifting boundary between private and public in the press and media, the reconfiguration of elite and popular discourses in cultural productions (film, visual art, and literature), and t.

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