Picturing Power in the People s Republic of China

Picturing Power in the People s Republic of China
Author: Harriet Evans,Stephanie Donald
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780847695119
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picturing Power in the People s Republic of China Book Excerpt:

Provides an innovative reinterpretation of the cultural revolution through the medium of the poster -- a major component of popular print culture in China.

Women and the Media

Women and the Media
Author: Theresa Carilli,Jane Campbell
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780761830405
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and the Media Book Excerpt:

Women and the Media: Diverse Perspectives is an innovative collection of 19 descriptive and empirical articles examining media depictions and highlighting significant contributions. This anthology has a cultural focus and addresses issues of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. With this book, the editors initiate a global dialogue about women and the media, broaden an insular American perspective, and contribute to a growing body of scholarship.

Migrating the Black Body

Migrating the Black Body
Author: Leigh Raiford,Heike Raphael-Hernandez
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 0295999586
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migrating the Black Body Book Excerpt:

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media�from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels�has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through diasporic visual encounters and reimagined through revisitations with the past? And how do visual technologies structure the way we see African subjects and subjectivity? This volume brings together an international group of scholars and artists who explore these questions in visual culture for the historical and contemporary African diaspora. Examining subjects as wide-ranging as the appearance of blackamoors in Russian and Swedish imperialist paintings, the appropriation of African and African American liberation images for Chinese Communist Party propaganda, and the role of YouTube videos in establishing connections between Ghana and its international diaspora, these essays investigate routes of migration, both voluntary and forced, stretching across space, place, and time.

Museum Representations of Maoist China

Museum Representations of Maoist China
Author: Amy Jane Barnes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 1317093011
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museum Representations of Maoist China Book Excerpt:

The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ’Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book links art history, museology and visual culture studies to examine how museums have attempted to reveal, discuss and resolve some of these issues. Amy Jane Barnes addresses a series of related issues associated with collection and display: how museums deal with difficult and controversial subjects; the role they play in mediating between the object and the audience; the role of the Other in the creation of Self and national identities; the nature, role and function of art in society; the museum as image-maker; the impact of communism (and Maoism) on the cultural history of the twentieth-century; and the appropriation of communist visual iconography. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of museology, visual and cultural studies as well as scholars of Chinese and revolutionary art.

China Africa Relations

China Africa Relations
Author: Kathryn Batchelor,Xiaoling Zhang
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1351858068
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Africa Relations Book Excerpt:

The recent rapid growth in China’s involvement in Africa is being promoted by both Chinese and African leaders as being conducted in a spirit of cooperation, friendship and equality. In the media and informally, however, a different, less harmonious picture emerges. This book explores how China and Africa really regard each other, how official images are manufactured, and how informal images are nevertheless shaped and put forward. The book covers a wide range of areas where China-Africa exchange exists, including diplomacy, technological cooperation, sport, culture and arts exchange. The book also discusses the historical development of the relationship and how it is likely to develop going forward.

Acting the Right Part

Acting the Right Part
Author: Xiaomei Chen
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2002-01-31
ISBN: 0824861361
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting the Right Part Book Excerpt:

Acting the Right Part is a cultural history of huaju (modern Chinese drama) from 1966 to 1996. Xiaomei Chen situates her study both in the context of Chinese literary and cultural history and in the context of comparative drama and theater, cultural studies, and critical issues relevant to national theater worldwide. Following a discussion of the marginality of modern Chinese drama in relation to other genres, periods, and cultures, early chapters focus on the dynamic relationship between theater and revolution. Chosen during the Cultural Revolution as the exclusive artistic vehicle to promote proletariat art, "model theater" raises important questions about the complex relationships between women, memory, nation/state, revolution, and visual culture. Throughout this study, Chen argues that dramatic norms inform both theatrical performance and everyday political behavior in contemporary China.

Drawing from Life Sketching and Socialist Realism in the People s Republic of China

Drawing from Life   Sketching and Socialist Realism in the People   s Republic of China
Author: Christine I. Ho
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0520309626
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing from Life Sketching and Socialist Realism in the People s Republic of China Book Excerpt:

Drawing from Life explores revolutionary drawing and sketching in the early People's Republic of China (1949-1965) in order to discover how artists created a national form of socialist realism. Tracing the development of seminal works by the major painters Xu Beihong, Wang Shikuo, Li Keran, Li Xiongcai, Dong Xiwen, and Fu Baoshi, author Christine I. Ho reconstructs how artists grappled with the representational politics of a nascent socialist art. The divergent approaches, styles, and genres presented in this study reveal an art world that is both heterogeneous and cosmopolitan. Through a history of artistic practices in pursuit of Maoist cultural ambitions--to forge new registers of experience, new structures of feeling, and new aesthetic communities--this original book argues that socialist Chinese art presents a critical, alternative vision for global modernism.

American Political Discourse on China

American Political Discourse on China
Author: Michelle Murray Yang
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN: 1315442590
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Discourse on China Book Excerpt:

Despite the U.S. and China’s shared economic and political interests, distrust between the nations persists. How does the United States rhetorically navigate its relationship with China in the midst of continued distrust? This book pursues this question by rhetorically analyzing U.S. news and political discourse concerning the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and the 2014-2015 Chinese cyber espionage controversy. It finds that memory frames of China as the yellow peril and the red menace have combined to construct China as a threatening red peril. Red peril characterizations revive and revise yellow peril tropes of China as a moral, political, economic and military threat by imbuing them with anti-communist ideology. Tracing the origins, functions, and implications of the red peril, this study illustrates how historical representations of the Chinese threat continue to limit understanding of U.S.-Sino relations by keeping the nations’ relationship mired in the past.

From Motherhood to Mothering

From Motherhood to Mothering
Author: Andrea O'Reilly
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791484130
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Motherhood to Mothering Book Excerpt:

Explores how Rich's work has influenced feminist scholarship on motherhood.

Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China

Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China
Author: Xiaowei Zang
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1784717363
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China Book Excerpt:

This much-needed volume explains who ethnic minorities are and how well do they do in China. In addition to offering general information about ethnic minority groups in China, it discusses some important issues around ethnicity, including ethnic inequality, minority rights, and multiculturalism. Drawing on insights and perspectives from scholars in different continents the contributions provide critical reflections on where the field has been and where it is going, offering readers possible directions for future research on minority ethnicity in China. The Handbook reviews research and addresses key conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues in the study of ethnicity in China.

Maoist Model Theatre

Maoist Model Theatre
Author: Rosemary A. Roberts
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004177442
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maoist Model Theatre Book Excerpt:

Here is a convincing reflection that changes our understanding of gender in Maoist culture, esp. for what critics from the 1990s onwards have termed its erasure of gender and sexuality. In particular the strong heroines of the yangbanxi, or model works which dominated the Cultural Revolution period, have been seen as genderless revolutionaries whose images were damaging to women. Drawing on contemporary theories ranging from literary and cultural studies to sociology, this book challenges that established view through detailed semiotic analysis of theatrical systems of the yangbanxi including costume, props, kinesics, and various audio and linguistic systems. Acknowledging the complex interplay of traditional, modern, Chinese and foreign gender ideologies as manifest in the 'model works', it fundamentally changes our insights into gender in Maoist culture.

Queer Representations in Chinese language Film and the Cultural Landscape

Queer Representations in Chinese language Film and the Cultural Landscape
Author: Shi-Yan Chao
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN: 9048540070
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Representations in Chinese language Film and the Cultural Landscape Book Excerpt:

This book provides a cultural history of queer representations in Chinese-language film and media, negotiated by locally produced knowledge, local cultural agency, and lived histories. Incorporating a wide range of materials in both English and Chinese, this interdisciplinary project investigates the processes through which Chinese tongzhi/queer imaginaries are articulated, focusing on four main themes: the Chinese familial system, Chinese opera, camp aesthetic, and documentary impulse. Chao's discursive analysis is rooted in and advances genealogical inquiries: a non-essentialist intervention into the "Chinese" idea of filial piety, a transcultural perspective on the contested genre of film melodrama, a historical investigation of the local articulations of mass camp and gay camp, and a transnational inquiry into the different formats of documentary. This book is a must for anyone exploring the cultural history of Chinese tongzhi/queer through the lens of transcultural media.

Art Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Art  Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Author: Jacopo Galimberti,Noemi de Haro García,Victoria H. F. Scott
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN: 1526117495
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to explore the global influence of Maoism on modern and contemporary art. Featuring eighteen original essays written by established and emerging scholars from around the world, and illustrated with fascinating images not widely known in the west, the volume demonstrates the significance of visuality in understanding the protean nature of this powerful worldwide revolutionary movement. Contributions address regions as diverse as Singapore, Madrid, Lima and Maputo, moving beyond stereotypes and misconceptions of Mao Zedong Thought's influence on art to deliver a survey of the social and political contexts of this international phenomenon. At the same time, the book attends to the the similarities and differences between each case study. It demonstrates that the chameleonic appearances of global Maoism deserve a more prominent place in the art history of both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

China s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

China s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Author: Woei Lien Chong
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780742518742
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution Book Excerpt:

Treating China's Cultural Revolution as much more than a political event, this innovative volume explores its ideological dimensions. The contributors focus especially on the CR's discourse of heroism and messianism and its demonization of the enemy as reflected in political practice, official literature, and propaganda art, arguing that these characteristics can be traced back to hitherto-neglected undercurrents of Chinese tradition. Moreover, while most studies of the Cultural Revolution are content to point to the discredited cult of heroism and messianism, this book also explores the alternative discourses that have flourished to fill the resulting vacuum. The contributors analyze the intense intellectual and artistic ferment in post-Mao China that embody resistance to CR ideology, as well as the urgent quest for authentic individuality, new forms of social cohesion, and historical truth. Contributions by: Anne-Marie Brady, Woei Lien Chong, Lowell Dittmer, Monika Gaenssbauer, Nick Knight, Stefan R. Landsberger, Nora Sausmikat, Barend J. ter Haar, Natascha Vittinghoff, and Lan Yang.

The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era

The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era
Author: Xin Huang
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1438470622
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era Book Excerpt:

Shows that the feminist interventions of the Mao era (1949–1976) continue to influence contemporary Chinese women. This book traces how the legacy of the Maoist gender project is experienced or contested by particular Chinese women, remembered or forgotten in their lives, and highlighted or buried in their narratives. Xin Huang examines four women’s life stories: an urban woman who lived through the Mao era (1949–1976), a rural migrant worker, a lesbian artist who has close connections with transnational queer networks, and an urban woman who has lived abroad. The individual narratives are paired with analysis of the historical and social contexts in which each woman lives. Huang focuses on the shifting relationship between gender and class, fashion and shame in the Mao and post-Mao eras, queer desire and artwork, and contemporary transnational encounters. By rethinking the historical significance and contemporary relevance of one of the twentieth century’s major feminist interventions—socialist and Marxist women’s liberation during the Mao years—The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era provides insight into current struggles over gender equality in China and around the world.

Image Politics in the Middle East

Image Politics in the Middle East
Author: Lina Khatib
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN: 1786734621
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image Politics in the Middle East Book Excerpt:

Politics in the Middle East is now 'seen' and the image is playing a central part in processes of political struggle. This is the first book in the literature to engage directly with these changing ways of communicating politics in the region - and particularly with the politics of the image, its power as a political tool. Lina Khatib presents a cross-country examination of emerging trends in the use of visuals in political struggles in the Middle East, from the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon to the Green Movement in Iran, to the Arab Spring in Egypt, Syria and Libya. She demonstrates how states, activists, artists and people 'on the street' are making use of television, the social media and mobile phones, as well as non-electronic forms, including posters, cartoons, billboards and graffiti to convey and mediate political messages. She also draws attention to politics as a visual performance by leaders and citizens alike. With a particular focus on the visual dynamics of the Arab Spring, and based on case studies on the visual dimension of political protest as well as of political campaigning and image management by political parties and political leaders, Image Politics in the Middle East shows how visual expression is at the heart of political struggle in the Middle East today. It is a hard-hitting, enjoyable, groundbreaking book, challenging the traditional ways in which politics in the Middle East is conceived of and analysed.

Disability in Contemporary China

Disability in Contemporary China
Author: Sarah Dauncey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN: 1107118530
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability in Contemporary China Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive exploration of disability and citizenship in Chinese society and culture from 1949 to the present day.

The Political Portrait

The Political Portrait
Author: Luciano Cheles,Alessandro Giacone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN: 1351187139
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Portrait Book Excerpt:

The leader's portrait, produced in a variety of media (statues, coins, billboards, posters, stamps), is a key instrument of propaganda in totalitarian regimes, but increasingly also dominates political communication in democratic countries as a result of the personalization and spectacularization of campaigning. Written by an international group of contributors, this volume focuses on the last one hundred years, covering a wide range of countries around the globe, and dealing with dictatorial regimes and democratic systems alike. As well as discussing the effigies that are produced by the powers that be for propaganda purposes, it looks at the uses of portraiture by antagonistic groups or movements as forms of resistance, derision, denunciation and demonization. This volume will be of interest to researchers in visual studies, art history, media studies, cultural studies, politics and contemporary history.

Memory Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Memory  Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema
Author: Qi Wang
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 0748692347
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema Book Excerpt:

Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema provides a historically informed examination of independent moving image works made between 1990 and 2010 in China. Showcasing an evolving personal mode of narrating memory, documenting reality, and inscribing subjectivity in over sixteen selected works that range from narrative film and documentary to experimental video and digital media (even including a multimedia avant-garde play), this book presents a provocative portrait of the independent filmmakers as a peculiarly pained yet active group of historical subjects of the transitional, post-socialist era. Through a connected investigation of cultural and cinematic concepts including historical consciousness, personal memory, narrative, performance, subjectivity, spatiality, and the body, Wang weaves a critical narrative of the formation of a unique post-socialist cultural consciousness that enables independent cinema and media to become a highly significant and effective conduit for historical thinking in contemporary China. Covering directors such as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Jia Zhangke, Jiang Wen, Lou Ye, Meng Jinghui, Wang Bing, Wang Guangli, Duan Jinchuan, Cui Zi'en, Shi Tou, and Tang Danhong, this book is essential reading for all students and scholars in Chinese film.

Art Under Control in North Korea

Art Under Control in North Korea
Author: Jane Portal
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-08-15
ISBN: 9781861892362
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Under Control in North Korea Book Excerpt:

"Art Under Control in North Korea is the first publication in the West to explore the role of art in one of the world's most isolated nations. This timely publication places North Korean art in its historical, political and social contexts, discusses the state system of producing, employing, promoting and honouring artists, and examines the range of art produced, from painting and calligraphy to architecture and applied art. Jane Portal also compares the control exerted over artists by North Korean leaders to that of other absolute dictatorships, and looks at the way in which archaeology has been employed for political ends to justify the present leadership and its lineage."--BOOK JACKET.