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Cultural China 2021 : The Contemporary China Centre Review / edited by Séagh Kehoe and Gerda Wielander

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London : University of Westminister Press, 2022.
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1 online resource (132 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
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Introduction / Gerda Wielander, Séagh Kehoe -- 1: Health and medicine. Acupuncture anaesthesia as medical diplomacy / Emily Baum -- The 'Affective Plague' : WeChat Group chat as an epidemiological space / Dino Ge Zhang -- Accounting for the animals : Faunal medicalisation in Modern China / Liz P. Y. Chee -- Art after pandemic : reimagining virus in Pei-Ying Lin's / Virophilia Sophie Xiaofei Guo -- 2: Environment. Embodied activity and intimating environment : a report from LanCheng, Taiwan / Shaw-wu Jung -- 'Sometimes We Have Some Toxins' : eco-anxiety in Chinese female-authored writing and cultural activism / Justyna Jaguscik -- Garbage bins are for containing people too / Adam Liebman -- Revisiting the Maoist 'Smart Village' / Jessica Imbach -- 3: Food cultures. Repositioning potatoes in the PRC / Jakob Klein -- Feeding the future : the politics of aspiration in a Chinese market street / Samuel Berlin -- China's eating videos and the rising number of single-person households in the age of urbanisation / Caroline Yiqian Wang -- Tasting Home in Henan : exploring identity through Shaoguo / Erin Thomason -- 4: Children and parenting. What is a 'Good Child'? : raising children in a changing China / Jing Xu -- Chinese childhoods, then and now / Carl Kubler -- Children and War Education in Maoist China (1949-1976) / Orna Naftali -- Social media discourse on stay-at-home fathers in China : full-time father, part-time worker / Fei Huang -- 5: Film and TV. Visualising Homelessness in Sinophone Hong Kong: On Jun Li's / Drifting (2021) Alvin K. Wong -- Shaping narratives of anti-corruption through popular culture : an analysis of the Storm Film Series / Alvin Hoi-Chun Hung -- The cinematic cult of Mao / Jie Li -- 6: Red culture. Recipes for reform : smashing the Gang of Four in the dining carriage under Chairman Hua Guofeng / Jon Howlett -- The Art of the propagandist : visual approaches to understanding Revolutionary China / Steven F. Jackson -- t At first sight : book covers of the Mao era / Mark Matten -- From propaganda posters to Covid memes : repackaging Chinese posters in the digital age / Ruichen Zhang -- 7: Call to action. Racisms as plural : it's not a competition / Shzr Ee Tan -- The heavy burden on London Chinatown's streets / Freya Aitken-Turff -- My own sentimentality : notes on female individualisation from contemporary urban China / Jing Y., Derek Hird.
"Cultural China is a unique annual publication for up-to-date, informed and accessible commentary about Chinese and Sinophone languages, cultural practices, politics and production, and their critical analysis. It builds on the University of Westminster's Contemporary China Centre Blog, providing additional reflective introductory pieces to contextualise each of the seven chapters. The articles in this Review speak to the challenging and eventful year that was 2021 as it unfolded across cultural China. Thematically, they range from health and medicine, environment, food, children and parenting, via film, red culture and calls for action. Many of the articles in this book focus on the People's Republic of China, but they also draw attention to the multiple Chinese and Sinophone cultural practices that exist within, across, and beyond national borders. The Review is distinctive in its cultural studies-based approach and contributes a much-needed critical perspective from the Humanities to the study of cultural China. It aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and debate about the social, cultural, political, and historical dynamics that inform life in cultural China today, offering academics, activists, practitioners, and politicians a key reference with which to situate current events in and relating to cultural China in a wider context"-- Provided by publisher.
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China -- Social life and customs -- History -- 21st century.
Culture -- Research -- China -- 21st century.
Culture -- Study and teaching -- China -- 21st century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
Culture -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00885080
Culture -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00885086
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Chronological Term
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
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Kehoe, Séagh, editor.
Wielander, Gerda, editor.
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The Contemporary China Centre Review
Cultural China two-thousand and twenty one
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