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Harvard Contemporary China Series 18

Red Legacies in China

Cultural Afterlives of the Communist Revolution

Edited by Jie Li

Enhua Zhang

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674737181

Publication Date: 04/25/2016


424 pages

6 x 9 inches

30 color illustrations, 24 halftones

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard Contemporary China Series


Related Subjects

  • List of Plates and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Discerning Red Legacies in China [Jie Li]
  • I. Red Foundations
    • 1. Making a Revolutionary Monument: The Site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party [Denise Y. Ho]
    • 2. Building Big, with No Regret: From Beijing’s “Ten Great Buildings” in the 1950s to China’s Megaprojects Today [Zhu Tao]
  • II. Red Art
    • 3. Ambiguities of Address: Cultural Revolution Posters and Their Post-Mao Appeal [Harriet Evans]
    • 4. Socialist Visual Experience as Cultural Identity: On Wang Guangyi and Contemporary Art [Xiaobing Tang]
  • III. Red Classics
    • 5. Performing “Red Classics”: From The East Is Red to The Road to Revival [Xiaomei Chen]
    • 6. Red Legacies in Fiction [David Der-wei Wang]
    • 7. Post-Socialist Realism in Chinese Cinema [Jason McGrath]
  • IV. Red Bodies
    • 8. Mao’s Two Bodies: On the Curious (Political) Art of Impersonating the Great Helmsman [Haiyan Lee]
    • 9. “Human Wave Tactics”: Zhang Yimou, Cinematic Ritual, and the Problems of Crowds [Andy Rodekohr]
    • 10. Time Out of Joint: Commemoration and Commodification of Socialism in Yan Lianke’s Lenin’s Kisses [Carlos Rojas]
  • V. Red Shadows
    • 11. Museums and Memorials of the Mao Era: A Survey and Notes for Future Curators [Jie Li]
    • 12. Red Allure and the Crimson Blindfold [Geremie R. Barmé]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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