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Memory, Fluid Identity, and the Politics of Remembering : The Representations of the Chinese Cultural

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Li focuses on the influential literary and filmic representations of the Cultural Revolution. She argues that representations of the Cultural Revolution produced in China reflect Chinese people’s multidimensional attitudes toward this complex historical event in a radically changing social environment. Those works function as a driving force for Chinese social development as well as for changing literature and artistic trends in the post-Mao era. In contrast memoirs originally written in English primarily provide a tinted lens through which readers in the English-speaking world view modern China from the outside. While autobiographical and fictional texts and films invested in this book represent a small portion of the representations of the Cultural Revolution in the past three-and-a-half decades, they demonstrate the many ways of remembering. Although most of the representational texts explored were produced by diaspora writers and filmmakers and circulated in English-speaking countries, the study of those texts also sheds light on how memories of, and knowledge of the past--particularly the Chinese past--are produced, reproduced, circulated, received, and consumed in the transnational and transcultural environment of those countries, especially the United States. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: History, Chinese
Series Title: Ideas, History, and Modern China
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Li Li
Language: English
Street Date: June 9, 2016
TCIN: 51404617
UPC: 9789004323544
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-4153

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