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TitleVisualizing modern China : image, history, and memory, 1750-present
Author edited by James A. Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Matthew D. Johnson, and Sigrid Schmalzer
ImprintLanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2014
Descript vii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

SUMMARY

"This book is a teaching textbook for both lower and upper level courses on modern Chinese history and/or modern visual culture. The introduction provides an overview of key issues in the development of visual culture in China over the last 200-300 years, while each chapter is an original scholarly study of a specific topic providing chronological coverage for that period. Topics include: Qing court ritual, peasant rebellions, folk art, modern urban media such as illustrated sports magazines and movies, Great Leap Forward film, visual commemorations of the Cultural Revolution, and the Shanghai 2010 expo"--Provided by publisher.


CONTENT

Introduction / James Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Matthew Johnson, Sigrid Schmalzer -- Envisioning the spectacle of Emperor Qianlong's tours of Southern China : an exercise in historical imagination / Michael G. Chang -- In the eyes of the beholder : rebellion as visual experience / Cecily McCaffrey -- Yangliuqing New Year's pictures : the fortunes of a folk tradition / Madeleine Yue Dong -- Monumentality in Nationalist Nanjing : Purple Mountain's changing views / Charles D. Musgrove -- "The me in the mirror" : a narrative of voyeurism and discipline in Chinese women's physical culture, 1921-1937 / Andrew D. Morris -- Rethinking "China" : overseas Chinese and China's modernity / James A. Cook -- The myth about Chinese Leftist cinema / Zhiwei Xiao -- Imagining the refugee : the emergence of a state welfare system in the War of Resistance / Lu Liu -- Revolutionary real estate : envisioning space in communist Dalian / Christian Hess -- Spatial profiling : seeing rural and urban in Mao's China / Jeremy Brown -- Cinema and propaganda during the Great Leap Forward / Matthew D. Johnson -- Images, memories and lives of sent-down youth in Yunnan / Zheng Xiaowei -- Wild pandas, wild people : two views of wilderness in Deng-era China / Sigrid Schmalzer and E. Elena Songster -- Contextualizing the visual and virtual realities of Expo 2010 / Susan Fernsebner -- About the contributors.


Popular culture -- China -- History Visual communication -- China -- History Arts Chinese -- History Memory -- Social aspects -- China -- History China -- Intellectual life China -- Social life and customs China -- Social conditions

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