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National Past-Times: Narrative, Representation, and Power in Modern China (Body, Commodity, Text)

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In National Past-Times, Ann Anagnost explores the fashioning and refashioning of modern Chinese subjectivity as it relates to the literal and figurative body of the nation. In essays revealing the particular temporality of the modern Chinese nation-state, Anagnost examines the disparate eras of its recent past and its propensity for continually looking backward in order to face the future.

Using interviews and participant observation as well as close readings of official documents, propaganda materials, and popular media, Anagnost notes the discontinuities in the nationandrsquo;s narrativeandmdash;moments where this narrative has been radically reorganized at critical junctures in Chinaandrsquo;s modern history. Covering a broad range of issues relating to representation and powerandmdash;issues that have presented themselves with particular clarity in the years since the violent crackdown on the student movement of 1989andmdash;National Past-Times critiques the ambiguous possibilities produced by the market, as well as new opportunities for andquot;unfreedomandquot; in the discipline of labor and the commodification of women. Anagnost begins with a retrospective reflection on the practice of andquot;speaking bitternessandquot; in socialist revolutionary practice. Subsequent essays discuss the culture debates of the 1980s, the discourse of social disorder, the issue of population control, the film The Story of Qiu Ju, and anomalies at the theme park andquot;Splendid China.andquot;

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Explores how the Chinese past has been narrativized and commodified in the post-Mao period.

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Anthropologist Ann Anagnost explores the fashioning and refashioning of modern Chinese subjectivity as it relates to the body of the nation. Using interviews and participant observation as well as close readings of official documents and propaganda materials, and popular media, Anagnost notes discontinuities in the nation's self-description--as though redefined at critical junctures in recent history. Photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-226) and index.

About the Author

Ann Anagnost is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822319696
Author:
Anagnost, Ann S.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Anagnost, Ann S.
Author:
Appadurai, Arjun
Author:
Ann Anagnost
Author:
Farquhar, Judith
Author:
Anagnost
Author:
Comaroff, John L.
Author:
Comaroff, Jean L.
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
China Politics and government 1976-
Subject:
China--Politics and government--1976-2002
Subject:
China Civilization 1949-
Subject:
World History - China
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Body, Commodity, Text: Studies of Objectifying Practice
Series Volume:
104-848
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 bandw photographs
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.16x5.97x.70 in. .90 lbs.

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Explores how the Chinese past has been narrativized and commodified in the post-Mao period.
"Synopsis" by , Anthropologist Ann Anagnost explores the fashioning and refashioning of modern Chinese subjectivity as it relates to the body of the nation. Using interviews and participant observation as well as close readings of official documents and propaganda materials, and popular media, Anagnost notes discontinuities in the nation's self-description--as though redefined at critical junctures in recent history. Photos.
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