Visualizing Modern China

Visualizing Modern China
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Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present
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James A. Cook
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This book is a teaching textbook for both lower and upper level courses on modern Chinese history and/or modern visual culture. With fourteen chapters of well-illustrated original scholarship, the contributors introduce key themes of modern Chinese history while providing students with critical thinking skills in visual studies and analysis.
Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present offers a sophisticated yet accessible interpretation of modern Chinese history through visual imagery. With rich illustrations and a companion website, it is an ideal textbook for college-level courses on modern Chinese history and on modern visual culture. The introduction provides a methodological framework and historical overview, while the chronologically arranged chapters use engaging case studies to explore important themes. Topics include: Qing court ritual, rebellion and war, urban/rural relations, art and architecture, sports, the Chinese diaspora, state politics, film propaganda and censorship, youth in the Cultural Revolution, environmentalism, and Internet culture.

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Chapter 1: Introduction
James Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Matthew Johnson, Sigrid Schmalzer
Chapter 2: Envisioning the Spectacles of Emperor Qianlong’s Tours of Southern China
Michael G. Chang
Chapter 3: In the Eyes of the Beholder: Rebellion as Visual Experience
Cecily McCaffrey

Chapter 4: Yangliuqing New Year’s Pictures: The Fortune of a Folk Tradition

Madeleine Yue Dong

Chapter 5: Monumentality in Nationalist Nanjing: Purple Mountain’s Changing Views
Charles D. Musgrove
Chapter 6: “The Me in the Mirror”: Voyeurism and Discipline in Women’s Physical Culture, 1921-1937
Andrew D. Morris
Chapter 7: Rethinking ”China”: Overseas Chinese and China’s Modernity
Jame A. Cook
Chapter 8: The Myth about Chinese Leftist Cinema
Zhiwei Xiao
Chapter 9: Imagining the Refugee: The Emergence of a State Welfare System in the War of Resistance
Lu Liu
Chapter 10: Revolutionary Real Estate: Envisioning Space in Communist Dalian
Christian Hess
Chapter 11: Spatial Profiling: Seeing Rural and Urban in Mao’s China
Jeremy Brown
Chapter 12: Cinema and Propaganda during the Great Leap Forward
Matthew Johnson
Chapter 13: Images, Memories and Lives, of Sent-down Youth in Yunnan
Zheng Xiaowei
Chapter 14: Wild Pandas, Wild People: Two Views of Wilderness in Deng-Era China
Elena Songster, Sigrid Schmalzer
Chapter 15: Contextualizing the Visual (and Virtual) Realities of Expo 2010
Susan Fernsebner

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