Snapshots of Intellectual Life in Contemporary PR China

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Snapshots of Intellectual Life in Contemporary PR China
Journal Issue Pages: 228 Volume 35, Number 2 Published: 2008 An issue of boundary 2
Special Issue Editor: Arif Dirlik
“Snapshots of Intellectual Life in Contemporary PR China” discusses changes that have taken place in Chinese intellectual life over the past decade, the self-reflection that these changes have provoked among Chinese intellectuals, and the ways in which these changes have been received in the United States. Featuring essays by intellectuals from throughout Asia, this special issue of boundary 2 examines how China’s changing economy creates both new problems and new opportunities. These essays explore contemporary discussions concerning education and culture as China aspires to create innovative world-class universities and new national universities. Others discuss the question of “Chineseness” as an ideological operator within China, throughout the Chinese diaspora, and increasingly across the competitive globalized economy of culture and ideas.

Contributors: Chris King Chi Chan, Chu Yiu-Wai, Alexander Day, Arif Dirlik, Han Shaogong, Pun Ngai, Fengzhen Wang, Wang Hui, Wang Shaoguang, Shaobo Xie, Yu Keping


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1. Introduction—Arif Dirlik

2. The Great Transformation: The Double Movement in China—Wang Shaoguang

3. The End of the Peasant? New Rural Reconstruction in China—Alexander Day

4. The Subsumption of Class Discourse in China—Pun Ngai and Chris King–Chi Chan

5. Why Did the Cultural Revolution End?—Han Shaogong

6. Chinese Education in the Era of Capitalist Globalization—Chinese Education in the Era of Capitalist Globalization

7. Scientific Worldview, Culture Debates, and the Reclassification of Knowledge in Twentieth-century China—Wang Hui

8. The Developmental Logic of Chinese Culture under Modernization and Globalization—Yu Keping

9. The Importance of Being Chinese: Orientalism Reconfigured in the Age of Global Modernity—Chu Yiu-Wai

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ISBN Paperback: 978-0-8223-6689-8