HARVARD CONTEMPORARY CHINA SERIES
Cover: Red Legacies in China: Cultural Afterlives of the Communist Revolution, from Harvard University PressCover: Red Legacies in China in PAPERBACK

Harvard Contemporary China Series 18

Red Legacies in China

Cultural Afterlives of the Communist Revolution

Edited by Jie Li

Enhua Zhang

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674737181

Publication Date: 04/25/2016

Text

424 pages

6 x 9 inches

30 color illustrations, 24 halftones

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard Contemporary China Series

World

Related Subjects

Share This

What has contemporary China inherited from its revolutionary past? How do the realities and memories, aesthetics and practices of the Mao era still reverberate in the post-Mao cultural landscape? The essays in this volume propose “red legacies” as a new critical framework from which to examine the profusion of cultural productions and afterlives of the communist revolution in order to understand China’s continuities and transformations from socialism to postsocialism. Organized into five parts—red foundations, red icons, red classics, red bodies, and red shadows—the book’s interdisciplinary contributions focus on visual and performing arts, literature and film, language and thought, architecture, museums, and memorials. Mediating at once unfulfilled ideals and unmourned ghosts across generations, red cultural legacies suggest both inheritance and debt, and can be mobilized to support as well as to critique the status quo.

Recent News

From Our Blog

Cover: A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown, by Emily Remus, from Harvard University Press

Going Downtown

As a child in Chicago, Emily Remus was enchanted by the sights and sounds of its downtown. Here she tells how those early experiences influenced her in writing A Shoppers’ Paradise, a book about how women in turn-of-the-century Chicago used their consumer power to challenge male domination of public spaces and stake their own claim to downtown

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.