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China's Brave New World: And Other Tales for Global Times

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If Chairman Mao came back to life today, what would he think of Nanjing's bookstore, the Librairie Avant-Garde, where it is easier to find primers on Michel Foucault's philosophy than copies of the Little Red Book? What does it really mean to order a latte at Starbucks in Beijing? Is it possible that Aldous Huxley wrote a novel even more useful than Orwell's 1984 for making sense of post-Tiananmen China--or post-9/11 America?

In these often playful, always enlightening "tales," Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom poses these and other questions as he journeys from 19th-century China into the future, and from Shanghai to Chicago, St. Louis, and Budapest. He argues that simplistic views of China and Americanization found in most soundbite-driven media reports serve us poorly as we try to understand China's place in the current world order--or our own.

Synopsis:

Provocative insights into China, travel, and technology in the 21st century

Synopsis:

Provocative insights into China, travel, and technology in the 21st century highlight this must-read book for anyone interested in the world's most rapidly changing society.

About the Author

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His books include Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China: The View from Shanghai. He lives in Irvine, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Vladimir Tismaneanu

Introduction

Part One: Adventures in China-Watching

1. Burgers, Beepers, and Bowling Alleys

2. Mr. Mao Ringtones

3. All the Coffee in China

4. The Generalissimo Would Not be Amused

Part Two: The Inscrutable West

5. Searching the Stars for Emily Hahn

6. Traveling with Twain

7. Around the World with Grant and Li

8. The Time Machine of Tippecanoe County

Part Three: Turn-of-the-Century Flashbacks

9. Mixed Emotions: China in 1999

10. Karl Gets a New Cap: Budapest in 2000

11. Patriotism in Public Life: The United States in 2001

12. A San Francisco of the East: Hong Kong in 2002

Part Four: The Tomorrowland Diaries

13. China's Brave New World

14. Chicago in an Age of Illusions

15. Why Go Anywhere?

16. Faster than a Speeding Bullet Train

Afterword: Rhymes for Our Times

Notes

Acknowledgments

Bibliography of Works Discussed

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253219084
Author:
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Foreword by:
Tismaneanu, Vladimir
Foreword:
Tismaneanu, Vladimir
Author:
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
Author:
Tismaneanu, Vladimir
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Movements - Pragmatism
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Subject:
China - Civilization - 1976-2002
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Pragmatism
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Anthropology; Asia; Asian Studies; China; China Asian Studies; Cultural Studies; History; Politics; Travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 bandw photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.94 x 7.04 x 0.67 in

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