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Shanzhai : deconstruction in Chinese

Author: Byung-Chul Han; Philippa Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2017
Series: Untimely meditations, 8
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the thread of "decreation" in Chinese thought, from constantly changing classical masterpieces to fake cell phones that are better than the original. Shanzhai is a Chinese neologism that means "fake," originally coined to describe knock-off cell phones marketed under such names as Nokir and Samsing. These cell phones were not crude forgeries but multifunctional, stylish, and as good as or better than the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byung-Chul Han; Philippa Hurd
ISBN: 9780262534369 0262534363
OCLC Number: 1135496230
Notes: Originaltitel: Shanzhai (English)
Translation of: Shanzhai : Dekonstruktion auf Chinesisch. Berlin : Merve Verlag, 2011
Description: 91 s. : ill.
Series Title: Untimely meditations, 8
Other Titles: Shanzhai (English)
Responsibility: Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Philippa Hurd

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