After the post-cold war : the future of Chinese history / Dai Jinhua ; edited and with an introduction by Lisa Rofel.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
xxiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- China -- Civilization -- 21st century.
China -- History -- 2002-.
Motion pictures -- China -- History.
Motion pictures and history.
- "In After the Post-Cold War eminent Chinese cultural critic Dai Jinhua interrogates history, memory, and the future of China as a global economic power in relation to its socialist past, profoundly shaped by the Cold War. Drawing on Marxism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and feminist theory, Dai examines recent Chinese films that erase the country's socialist history to show how such erasure resignifies socialism's past as failure and thus forecloses the imagining of a future beyond that of globalized capitalism. She outlines the tension between China's embrace of the free market and a regime dependent on a socialist imprimatur. She also offers a genealogy of China's transformation from a source of revolutionary power into a fountainhead of globalized modernity. This narrative, Dai contends, leaves little hope of moving from the capitalist degradation of the present into a radical future that might offer a more socially just world." -- Publisher's description
- Series editor's preface / by Carlos Rojas
Editor's introduction / by Lisa Rofel
Introduction / translated by Jie Li
Trauma, evacuated memories, and inverted histories. I want to be human: a story of China and the human / translated by Shuang Shen
Hero and the invisible tianxia / translated by Yajun Mo
Class, still lives, and masculinity. Temporality, nature morte, and the filmmaker: a reconsideration of still life / Translated by Lennet Daigle
The piano in a factory : class, in the name of the father / translated by Jie Li
The spy genre. The spy-film legacy: a preliminary cultural analysis of the spy film / translated by Chris Connery
In vogue: politics and the nation-state in lust, caution and the lust, caution phenomenon in China / translated by Erebus Wong and Lisa Rofel
Finale. history, memory, and the politics of representation / translated by Rebecca E. Karl
Interview with Dai Jinhua, July 2014 / by Lisa Rofel.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-188) and index.
- Rofel, Lisa, 1953- editor.
- Other format:
- Online version: Dai, Jinhua, 1959- After the post-cold war.
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