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Article: China as humanist exemplum

TitleChina as humanist exemplum
Authors
KeywordsOrientalism
China
Humanism
Maoism
Theory
Issue Date2012
PublisherDuke University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?viewby=journal&productid=45645
Citation
Cultural Politics, 2012, v. 8 n. 2, p. 207-231 How to Cite?
AbstractThis essay addresses the “demand for humanism, with a nod toward Asia” within current theory and global intellectual political culture. I argue that using humanism as a way to understand China (a habit inside and especially outside the PRC) keeps us within the orientalist tradition; it is also at odds with China's attempted/failed/ongoing revolution and trajectory since 1949. I offer an interdisciplinary analysis of area studies and other representations of China, especially in regard to Tiananmen and the Cultural Revolution. I then contrast this with current intellectual debates in China as well as with an older Maoist or revolutionary discourse. The resurgence or “demand” for humanism is rendered as part of an intellectual and political backlash or depoliticization.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141061
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.143

 

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dc.contributor.authorVukovich, DFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:24:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:24:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationCultural Politics, 2012, v. 8 n. 2, p. 207-231en_US
dc.identifier.issn1743-2197en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141061-
dc.description.abstractThis essay addresses the “demand for humanism, with a nod toward Asia” within current theory and global intellectual political culture. I argue that using humanism as a way to understand China (a habit inside and especially outside the PRC) keeps us within the orientalist tradition; it is also at odds with China's attempted/failed/ongoing revolution and trajectory since 1949. I offer an interdisciplinary analysis of area studies and other representations of China, especially in regard to Tiananmen and the Cultural Revolution. I then contrast this with current intellectual debates in China as well as with an older Maoist or revolutionary discourse. The resurgence or “demand” for humanism is rendered as part of an intellectual and political backlash or depoliticization.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDuke University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?viewby=journal&productid=45645en_US
dc.relation.ispartofCultural Politicsen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectOrientalism-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectHumanism-
dc.subjectMaoism-
dc.subjectTheory-
dc.titleChina as humanist exemplumen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailVukovich, DF: vukovich@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityVukovich, DF=rp01178en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1215/17432197-1587145-
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dc.identifier.hkuros193069en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros207417-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage207-
dc.identifier.epage231-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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