After the post-cold war : the future of Chinese history

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Full title: After the post-cold war : the future of Chinese history / Dai Jinhua ; edited and with an introduction by Lisa Rofel.
Alternative titles: Future of Chinese history
Main author: Dai, Jinhua, 1959- (Author)
Other authors: Rofel, Lisa, 1953- (Editor)
Format: Book           


Notes: Essays translated from the Chinese.
Physical Description: xxiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary: "In After the Post-Cold War eminent Chinese cultural critic Dai Jinhua interrogates history, memory, and the future of China as a global economic power in relation to its socialist past, profoundly shaped by the Cold War. Drawing on Marxism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and feminist theory, Dai examines recent Chinese films that erase the country's socialist history to show how such erasure resignifies socialism's past as failure and thus forecloses the imagining of a future beyond that of globalized capitalism. She outlines the tension between China's embrace of the free market and a regime dependent on a socialist imprimatur. She also offers a genealogy of China's transformation from a source of revolutionary power into a fountainhead of globalized modernity. This narrative, Dai contends, leaves little hope of moving from the capitalist degradation of the present into a radical future that might offer a more socially just world." -- Publisher's description.