|aPostsocialism and cultural politics :|bChina in the last decade of the twentieth century /|cXudong Zhang.
|aDurham, N.C. :|bDuke University Press,|c2008.
|ax, 346 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction: The cultural politics of postsocialism -- Part I. Intellectual discourse: National and global determinations -- The return of the politcal: the making of the post-Tiananmen intellectual field -- Nationalism, mass culture, and intellectual strategies in the 1990's -- Postmodernism and postsocialist society: cultural politics after the "New Era" -- Part II. Literary discourse: Narrative possibilities of postsocialism -- Shanghai nostalgia: mourning and allegory in Wang Anyi's literary production in the 1990's --Toward a critical iconography: Shanghai, "minor literature," and the unmaking of a modern Chinese mythology -- "Demonic realism" and the "socialist market economy:" language game, natural history, and social allegory in Mo Yan's "The Republic of Wine" -- Part III. Cinematic discourse: Universality, singularity, and the everyday world -- National trauma, global allegory: construction of collective memory in Tian Zhuangzhuang's "The Blue Kite" -- Narrative, culture, and legitimacy: repetition and singularity in Zhang Yimou's "The Story of Qiu Ju."