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Author Anagnost, Ann.

Title National past-times : narrative, representation, and power in modern China / Ann Anagnost.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.05 ANAG    DUE 22-07-19
Physical description viii, 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Body, commodity, text.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-226) and index.
Contents 1. Making History Speak -- 2. The Mimesis of Power -- 3. Constructions of Civility in the Age of Flexible Accumulation -- 4. The Politicized Body -- 5. Neo-Malthusian Fantasy and National Transcendence -- 6. Chili Pepper Politics -- 7. The Nationscape.
Summary 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.
Subject China -- Civilization -- 1949-
China -- Social conditions -- 1976-
China -- Politics and government -- 1976-
ISBN 0822319616 (acid-free paper)
0822319691 (pbk. : acid-free paper)