- Series: Science and Cultural Theory
- Hardcover: 408 pages
- Publisher: Duke University Press Books (March 28, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0822326590
- ISBN-13: 978-0822326595
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,022,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"By bringing together a group of leading China specialists to comment critically on the intellectual politics of the last decade, this book is academically very useful."
--Shiping Hua, "The China Journal"
"This is a stimulating and informative volume, which deserves a wide readership among students of contemporary China. It is at times rather abstract, but always intellectually challenging."
--Richard Kraus," The China Quarterly"
"[I]nteresting. . . . [T]his is a book whose consistently critical stance and interdisciplinary vision well equips the specialist and nonspecialist reader to ask the questions that matter when considering contemporary Chinese circumstances."
--John A. Crespi, "The Journal of Asian Studies"
"This is a fascinating read because it goes past the politics and the masses to focus on the confusion of the intellectuals and academics. A highlight of this book is a 15-page collection of post-Tiananmen art that aptly illustrates many of the theories in the book about a country torn between state-sanctioned modernization and global cultural upheaval."
"I love the title of this book. . . . The editor is not only an intellectual, he is also very intelligent. His introductory chapter, "The Making of the Post-Tiananmen Intellectual Field: A Critical Overview" amounts to a small book of its own. Laced with poignant data and penetrating insights, it is a fitting overture to the ten essays that follow."
"The introduction is a real "tour de force," It shows excellent understanding both of the intellectual climate of the West, which still tends to be the source of 'global ideas' and of China. . . . [T]his book . . . has been beautifully edited and written. . . . The production is . . . excellent . . . . [T]his is an important book. The introduction is especially important . . . [I]t should be very useful for specialists and students and I recommend it strongly."
--Colin Mackerras, "The China Review"
About the Author
Xudong Zhang is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at New York University.
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