Illuminations from the Past: Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China - Cultural Memory in the Present (Paperback)Ban Wang (author)
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This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"Written in a serious, sophisticated manner, this book successfully portrays the vicissitude of historical consciousness in modern China, focusing on literary writings." * CHOICE *
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