Madeleine Yue Dong
Publisher: University of Washington Press (August 15, 2006)
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Is modernity in non-Western societies continually an “alternative” modernity, a by-product replica of an “original modernity” that all started within the West? No, resolution the members to this ebook, who then provide an soaking up set of case experiences from sleek China to make their aspect. by way of concentrating on people’s traditional workouts of operating, consuming, going to varsity, and touring, the authors learn the concept of modernity because it has been staged within the minute info of chinese language life.Essays discover people’s uncomplicated look for foodstuff, water, and lights through the late-Qing -- early republican period; contradictory attitudes towards girls and the violence of foot-binding; the position of chinese language scientists in selling a shift to fashionable, nationalistic discourses; the starting to be acclaim for mark downs banks between city chinese language within the early 20th century; the transnational and nationwide identities of back in a foreign country chinese language in Xiamen, Fujian Province; and middle-class “Shanghai tourists” who imagined themselves as cosmopolitan consumers.Looking on the post-Mao reform period of the overdue 20th century, members discover the subject matter of “revaluation” – that's, the way in which China’s flow into international capitalism is commoditizing items and prone that in the past weren't on the market, from household hard work to recycling and water assets, in an more and more consumer-oriented society.