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The Resource Reinventing Chinese tradition : the cultural politics of late socialism, Ka-ming Wu

Reinventing Chinese tradition : the cultural politics of late socialism, Ka-ming Wu

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Reinventing Chinese tradition : the cultural politics of late socialism
Title
Reinventing Chinese tradition
Title remainder
the cultural politics of late socialism
Statement of responsibility
Ka-ming Wu
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Language
eng
Summary
"Yan-an, China was the main organizing site of Chinese communism from 1935 to 1949. As the final destination of the Long March and center of the 'red bases,' it acquired mythical status during the Maoist period as the symbol and epitome of the Communist Party's triumph. Yet in the post-Mao period, Yan-an's significance diminished, along with its role as an emblem of revolutionary heroism. In this study, Ka-ming Wu presents an ethnographic account of contemporary Yan-an. She looks at Yan-an today to see what happened to that society and culture in the post-socialism era. Wu examines new dynamics between state and society in light of how rural residents in northwest China make sense of rapid social changes. Under Mao, Yan'an's rural culture was stripped of its spiritual contents and reorganized around socialist, anti-imperial rhetoric to glorify communists' socioeconomic reforms. Since the 1980s, rural Ya'an has been reimagined as a hinterland of ancient cultural traditions. Wu documents how revivals of rural practices are reworked within the socialist legacy, including folk paper-cutting, a local form of musical storytelling, and spiritual cults of local deities. Even though Mao had repressed these practices, surprisingly their current revival has brought out the sacredness or urgency of the revolution's legacy. Instead of assuming that ascendent market forces have replaced state socialism, the dominant line about post-Mao China today, Wu probes the various cultural practices in contemporary Yan'an that evade total commercialization. She contends that this public realm contains powerful religious and ritual practices that produce new forms of meaning out of turbulent rural conditions and new dynamics of state-society relations in the post-socialist era"--
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Wu, Ka-ming
Dewey number
951/.43
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DS796.Y4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Interpretations of culture in the new millennium
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  • Yan'an Shi (China)
  • Yan'an Shi (China)
  • Yan'an Shi (China)
  • Communism
  • Post-communism
  • Politics and culture
  • Social change
  • Ethnology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
  • Communism
  • Ethnology
  • Manners and customs
  • Politics and culture
  • Politics and government
  • Post-communism
  • Rural conditions
  • Social change
  • China
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Reinventing Chinese tradition : the cultural politics of late socialism, Ka-ming Wu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paper-Cuts in Modern China : The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition, and Women's Liberation -- Narrative Battle : Fabricating Folk Paper-Cutting as an Intangible Heritage -- Traditional Revival with Socialist Characteristics : Propaganda Storytelling Turned into Spiritual Service -- Folk Cultural Production with Danwei Characteristics : Folk Storytelling and Public Relations Activities -- Spirit Cults in Yan'an : Surrogate Rural Subjectivity in the Urbanizing Rural -- Glossary
Control code
928389224
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252097997
Lccn
2019718481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18bqv9k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928389224
Label
Reinventing Chinese tradition : the cultural politics of late socialism, Ka-ming Wu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paper-Cuts in Modern China : The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition, and Women's Liberation -- Narrative Battle : Fabricating Folk Paper-Cutting as an Intangible Heritage -- Traditional Revival with Socialist Characteristics : Propaganda Storytelling Turned into Spiritual Service -- Folk Cultural Production with Danwei Characteristics : Folk Storytelling and Public Relations Activities -- Spirit Cults in Yan'an : Surrogate Rural Subjectivity in the Urbanizing Rural -- Glossary
Control code
928389224
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252097997
Lccn
2019718481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18bqv9k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928389224

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