Illuminations from the Past. Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China. BAN WANG.

Illuminations from the Past. Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China.

United States. Stanford University Press. 2004. Stock ID #169019

xii + 311pp, index, bibliography, notes, covers a touch rubbed on extremities, good paperback copy. 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. Cultural Memory in the Present (When referring to this item please quote stockid 169019).

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