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 Socially Just World.
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- 224 pages
- After the Post–Cold War
- Jinhua Dai
- 08 October 2017 Jinhua Dai