Youth Economy Crisis and Reinvention in Twenty First Century China

Youth Economy  Crisis  and Reinvention in Twenty First Century China

This book surveys the explosive youth culture in twenty-first century China, an active and powerful force catalysing cultural innovations, social changes, and collective efforts, re-inventing a pluralistic and multivalent youth (qingnian) ...

Author: Hui Faye Xiao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000765342

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This book surveys the explosive youth culture in twenty-first century China, an active and powerful force catalysing cultural innovations, social changes, and collective efforts, re-inventing a pluralistic and multivalent youth (qingnian) in an age of enormous change, division and uncertainty. Providing a comprehensive analysis of literary, cinematic, musical, televisual, and social media representations about, for and by disparate youth groups, this book seeks to offer a systematic investigation of a trans-medial and multi-locale youth culture. In so doing, it examines contributions from high school dropouts, industrial workers, migrant laborers and "leftover women", as well as best-selling writers and filmmakers, cultural entrepreneurs, queer idols and fans, and young feminist activists. Observing the Chinese youths’ deployment of "small" genres, such as light novels and short videos, in addition to digital media, this book ultimately demonstrates the renewal of cultural forms and the transformative power of networked "small" atomized individuals in reinventing a youthful coalition of silenced, belittled, and marginalized groups. A thoroughly interdisciplinary study, Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, as well as Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies and Media Studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Chinese Economy and its Challenges

The Chinese Economy and its Challenges

Transformation of a Rising Economic Power Charles C.L. Kwong ... China Iam-chong Ip 211 Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China ...

Author: Charles C.L. Kwong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351051200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

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The remarkable transformation of the Chinese economy in terms of its structure and growth has drawn unprecedented attention from academics, policy makers and businessmen alike. In the past four decades, China swiftly transformed from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy, with an economic size just behind the US and ahead of Japan. Amid commendations for China's economic success offering valuable reform and growth lessons to other developing countries, underlying challenges have been emerging, which constitute long-term risks in shaking China's sustainable success. These challenges encompass a wide range of sectors and issues such as the rural-urban divide, state monopoly, policy loans in the banking sector, lack of skilled and sophisticated workers, environmental degradation, etc. This book unveils the risks and challenges embedded in China's spectacular economic success and demonstrates that effective handling of these challenges is vital for China to avoid falling into the "middle-income trap". It is elucidated that feasible solutions are available to accommodate these risks and the clue of success lies on the willingness and ability of China's central leaders to implement further reforms. This book is a valuable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, and public and business policy makers who are concerned about the current status and future development of the Chinese economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Regional Inequality in Transitional China

Regional Inequality in Transitional China

211 Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China Morning Sun in the Tiny Times Hui Faye Xiao 212 The Chinese Economy and its ...

Author: Felix Haifeng Liao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351669788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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This book investigates uneven regional development in China – with particular focus on the cases of Guangdong and Zheijiang provinces – which have been at the forefront of debate since Chinese economic reform. Rapid economic growth since the ‘opening-up’ of China has been accompanied by significant disparities in the regional distribution of income: this book represents one of the most recent studies to present a picture of this inequality. Built upon a multi-scale and multi-mechanism framework, it provides systematic examination of both the patterns and mechanisms of regional development and inequality in provincial China, emphasizing the effects of economic transition. Approaching from a geographical perspective, its authors consider the interplay between the local, the state, and the global forces in shaping the landscape of regional inequality in China. Extensive empirical findings will prove useful to those researching other developing countries within the frontier of globalization and economic transition. Regional Inequality in Transitional China will appeal to scholars and students of geography, economics and Chinese studies more broadly.
Categories: Business & Economics

China s International Socialization of Political Elites in the Belt and Road Initiative

China s International Socialization of Political Elites in the Belt and Road Initiative

Routledge Contemporary China Series 211 Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China Morning Sun in the Tiny Times Hui Faye Xiao 212 ...

Author: Theodor Tudoroiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000177923

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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This book argues that China’s international socialization of the political elites of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partner states is an exceptionally effective instrument of China’s current foreign policy. It shows how the BRI-related process of socialization generates shared beliefs in the legitimacy and therefore in the acceptability of a Chinese international order among target elites and how in turn the policies and actions of states controlled by these elites tend to become aligned with the norms ‘taught’ by the Chinese socializer. It goes on to show how this serves the interests of China’s government, firms, and citizens at national, regional, and global levels; and how the resulting increased support for Beijing’s version of the international order creates a virtuous circle that further enhances China’s international position and potential.
Categories: Social Science

Chinese Energy Companies in Africa

Chinese Energy Companies in Africa

Routledge Contemporary China Series Edited by Victor Teo and Sungwon Yoon Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China Morning Sun ...

Author: T. Kasandra Behrndt-Eriksen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429752407

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Over the last decade, Chinese energy companies have engaged in the acquisition of oil and gas in Africa. This book investigates the activities of Chinese energy companies throughout a number of African countries, including Nigeria, Angola, Sudan and Tunisia. Based on seven years of empirical research and hundreds of interviews with Chinese government and company representatives, Chinese Energy Companies in Africa breaks original ground in understanding the emergence of domestic interest groups in foreign policy. It examines the impact of non-state actors on Chinese foreign policy, and in particular the increasing role played by national old companies (NOCs). Supported by extensive data, this is also the first publication of its kind to focus on the foreign policy behaviour of an authoritarian state and the role herein played by non-state actors. In addition to the main cases put forward, a chapter of comparative mini-cases is included. This book creates important implications for both policymakers and scholars; it will serve as a valuable resource for those involved in the fields of foreign policy, international security and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Doing Labor Activism in South China

Doing Labor Activism in South China

... Ip 211 Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China Morning Sun in the Tiny Times Hui Faye Xiao 212 The Chinese Economy and its ...

Author: Darcy Pan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000081466

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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How did labor NGOs come into existence in contemporary China? How do labor activists act – or not act – when the limits of state tolerance are unclear? With a focus on labor NGOs in South China and Western funding agencies, this book sets out to address these questions by investigating the dynamics of state control in post-socialist China since the 1970s, in which rapid economic and social transformations have cultivated an environment of uncertainty. Taking uncertainty as an analytical space, productive of emergent practices and discourses, this book draws on original fieldwork and interviews to study the lived experiences of different actors throughout the labor NGO community, the foreign donors trying to bring about change, and the networks of social relationships being strategically reconfigured. Doing Labor Activism in South China offers an ethnography of the Chinese state that reveals an intimate and complicit modality of self-governing, demonstrating how neoliberal ideas are at once represented by international development and deflected in grassroots development. It will be useful to students and scholars of Social Anthropology and Urban Ethnography, as well as Political Science and Chinese Studies more generally.
Categories: Social Science

Macau 20 Years after the Handover

Macau 20 Years after the Handover

... New Identity Politics Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China Iam-chong Ip 211 Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China ...

Author: Meng U Ieong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000082135

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This book outlines the major social and political changes in the city of Macau during its first 20 years under the "One Country, Two Systems" arrangement with Mainland China. Despite the long-standing image of Macau as Asia’s Las Vegas, it is a city that has changed a great deal since its return to China. Equally, despite this return, it retains a unique social, economic and political character, distinct both from the Mainland of China and from its larger neighbour, Hong Kong. The chapters in this book examine the detail of this uniqueness from a range of perspectives, including the gambling industry, police-society relations, media usage patterns and protest movements. Analysing the state of affairs 20 years after the city’s return to China, they also attempt to anticipate its future trajectory. This is a valuable guide for scholars of Asian, and particularly Chinese, urban politics that will be of interest to academics and students looking to better understand the particularities of Macau.
Categories: Social Science

Contesting Chineseness

Contesting Chineseness

North Clarendon: Tuttle Publishing. Xiao, H. F. (2020).Youth economy, crisis, and reinvention in twenty-first-century China. Oxon; New York: Routledge.

Author: Chang-Yau Hoon

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813360969

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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Combining a historical approach of Chineseness and a contemporary perspective on the social construction of Chineseness, this book provides comparative insights to understand the contingent complexities of ethnic and social formations in both China and among the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. This book focuses on the experiences and practices of these people, who as mobile agents are free to embrace or reject being defined as Chinese by moving across borders and reinterpreting their own histories. By historicizing the notion of Chineseness at local, regional, and global levels, the book examines intersections of authenticity, authority, culture, identity, media, power, and international relations that support or undermine different instances of Chineseness and its representations. It seeks to rescue the present from the past by presenting case studies of contingent encounters that produce the ideas, practices, and identities that become the categories nations need to justify their existence. The dynamic, fluid representations of Chineseness illustrate that it has never been an undifferentiated whole in both space and time. Through physical movements and inherited knowledge, agents of Chineseness have deployed various interpretive strategies to define and represent themselves vis-à-vis the local, regional, and global in their respective temporal experiences. This book will be relevant to students and scholars in Chinese studies and Asian studies more broadly, with a focus on identity politics, migration, popular culture, and international relations. “The Chinese overseas often saw themselves as caught between a rock and a hard place. The collection of essays here highlights the variety of experiences in Southeast Asia and China that suggest that the rock can become a huge boulder with sharp edges and the hard places can have deadly spikes. A must read for those who wonder whether Chineseness has ever been what it seems.” Wang Gungwu, University Professor, National University of Singapore. “By including reflections on constructions of Chineseness in both China itself and in various Southeast Asian sites, the book shows that being Chinese is by no means necessarily intertwined with China as a geopolitical concept, while at the same time highlighting the incongruities and tensions in the escapable relationship with China that diasporic Chinese subjects variously embody, expressed in a wide range of social phenomena such as language use, popular culture, architecture and family relations. The book is a very welcome addition to the necessary ongoing conversation on Chineseness in the 21st century.” Ien Ang, Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies, Western Sydney University.
Categories: Social Science

The Global White Snake

The Global White Snake

Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty- First- Century China: Morning Sun in the Tiny Times. London: Routledge, 2020. Xu Guowei 徐國衛, ed.

Author: Liang Luo

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472038602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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Tracing the history and adaptation of one of China's foundational texts
Categories: Literary Criticism

China s Quest for Sporting Mega Events

China s Quest for Sporting Mega Events

... China Iam-chong Ip Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-FirstCentury China Morning Sun in the Tiny Times Hui Faye Xiao The Chinese Economy ...

Author: Marcus P. Chu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557873

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This book vividly elucidates the inseparable nature between politics and sport in China. The holding of sporting mega-events is viewed by the Chinese authorities as a prominent way to push forward the Reform and Opening up, arouse the patriotism among the public, and display national resurgence in the world. Chinese cities thus have keenly quested for the Olympics, the Asian Games and the World University Games since the 1980s. Theoretically, the President, the Premier and the central government should provide all-out support, so boosting the Chinese cities’ odds of success. The reality yet shows that their attitude towards the bids vary from case to case. Through reviewing the 20 bidding cases, this book aims to demystify the reasons behind. The findings provide an in-depth account of (1) how domestic and international political factors determine the state leaders’ blessing and silence as well as the central government’s backing, indifference and opposition, and (2) how the bids for the sporting mega-events are used to serve the broader political goals of the Chinese authorities at home and abroad. Additionally, they shed light on the political strategies to boost the Chinese cities’ chance of success, and the political reasons for their win, loss and discontinuation, in the bidding contests. The book will be a valuable resource for researches interested in the domestic politics and international relations of China.
Categories: Political Science

Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies

Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies

... China Iam-chong Ip Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-FirstCentury China Morning Sun in the Tiny Times Hui Faye Xiao The Chinese Economy ...

Author: Howard Chiang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000055788

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This volume showcases a vibrant wave of scholarship that explores the intersection of queer theory and Sinophone studies, consolidating an interdisciplinary framework for furthering transnational research into non-conforming genders, sexualities and bodies. Engaging with contemporary debates and controversies, Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies presents a definitive collection of original contributions, which are both theoretically and empirically grounded and cross-disciplinary in nature. Individual chapters offer an in-depth study of new empirical data and case studies, covering keywords such as transpacific, viscerality, fandom, postcoloniality, ethnicity and activism. Imagining new conversations across several fields, including literature, film, communication, ethnic studies, anthropology, history, sociology and politics, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Queer Studies and Asian culture, literature and film, as well as gender and sexuality.
Categories: Social Science

University Community Collaborations for the Twenty First Century

University Community Collaborations for the Twenty First Century

The double helix of education and the economy. New York: Teachers College. Columbia University. ... Preparing American youth for the twenty-first century.

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317731320

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge History of Human Rights

The Routledge History of Human Rights

3 Eleanor Albert and Beina Xu, “China's Environmental Crisis,” Council on ... in the Twenty-First Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy, ...

Author: Jean Quataert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000627459

Category: History

Page: 670

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The Routledge History of Human Rights is an interdisciplinary collection that provides historical and global perspectives on a range of human rights themes of the past 150 years. The volume is made up of 34 original contributions. It opens with the emergence of a "new internationalism" in the mid-nineteenth century, examines the interwar, League of Nations, and the United Nations eras of human rights and decolonization, and ends with the serious challenges for rights norms, laws, institutions, and multilateral cooperation in the national security world after 9/11. These essays provide a big picture of the strategic, political, and changing nature of human rights work in the past and into the present day, and reveal the contingent nature of historical developments. Highlighting local, national, and non-Western voices and struggles, the volume contributes to overcoming Eurocentric biases that burden human rights histories and studies of international law. It analyzes regions and organizations that are often overlooked. The volume thus offers readers a new and broader perspective on the subject. International in coverage and containing cutting-edge interpretations, the volume provides an overview of major themes and suggestions for future research. This is the perfect book for those interested in social justice, grass roots activism, and international politics and society.
Categories: History

The Wolf at the Door

The Wolf at the Door

China Focus: Moving for Grandkids, Meet China's Millions of Elderly Migrants,” ... Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a Twenty-First Century Education ...

Author: Michael J. Graetz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780674980884

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The acclaimed authors of Death by a Thousand Cuts argue that Americans care less about inequality than about their own insecurity. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro propose realistic policies and strategies to make lives and communities more secure. This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voices on both sides line up against globalization: restrict trade to protect jobs. In The Wolf at the Door, two leading political analysts argue that these views are badly mistaken. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro focus on what really worries people: not what the rich are making but rather their own insecurity and that of people close to them. Americans are concerned about losing what they have, whether jobs, status, or safe communities. They fear the wolf at the door. The solution is not protectionism or class warfare but a return to the hard work of building coalitions around realistic goals and pursuing them doggedly through the political system. This, Graetz and Shapiro explain, is how earlier reformers achieved meaningful changes, from the abolition of the slave trade to civil rights legislation. The authors make substantial recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care, and they guide us through the strategies needed to enact change. These are achievable reforms that would make Americans more secure. The Wolf at the Door is one of those rare books that not only diagnose our problems but also show us how we can address them.
Categories: Political Science

THE IMMINENT RISE OF WEST AFRICA

THE IMMINENT RISE OF WEST AFRICA

The 21St Century Federal Nation: African States Union (A.S.U) Kofi Osei Takyi-Mensah. China and over 5 million from India. However, both nations have the ...

Author: Kofi Osei Takyi-Mensah

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514409282

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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When the time has come for a new society to make inroads in developing better and sustained living standards for its mass people, its unique creation and growth of its wealth, and its prominent impact upon humanity, it has to go beyond and push the boundaries—and this leads to creating a distinct and an efficient society. It is properly understood that no earthly and heavenly power can deny a people’s aspiration whose time has come to formulate bona fide solutions for their chronic challenges, long-lasting crises, and for a better extension of humanity in this moment, and the time to come. The future has arrived. For the purpose of West Africa to be realized and fulfilled, West Africa needs to unite into a sovereign state with a federal republic government to create a distinct and an efficient federal nation inside West Africa called the African States Union (ASU). The ASU would have the capacity to undertake huge and complex tasks—the institution of this new democratization of economic development. This concept is to build diversified economic educational tropolis (edu-tropolis) in every designated school district with a university. Most of the universities will be super universities designed as the epicenter of the local economic free zone. The institution of the edu-tropolis will be a remarkable help to accelerate the modernization of infrastructure in the new ASU federal community, such as the initiative of wiring the entire new ASU federal society for high-speed Internet access and building the complex modern transportation infrastructure, the high-speed rails that crisscross between the edu-tropolis economic school district hubs in the entire new nation. The introduction of the twenty-first-century democratic system, the century’s monoparty democratic system, would transform the African political landscape. Here are some of the basic principles: (1) no political party formation, (2) all political candidates register and campaign for public office solely under their respective individual names, (3) legally institute a fourth branch of government, the electoral branch of government. The essential role of linguistic diversity in engineering the wealth of the new West African society is the introduction of the new twenty-first-century multilinguistic ideas and policies. Set up a commission with the clear mission of creating a federal republic in West Africa through a peaceful, timely, and smooth process.
Categories: Political Science

Empires of the Mind

Empires of the Mind

Capitalism reinvented itself as what was dubbed 'Capitalism 4.0', ... unemployment was at 21 per cent, hundreds of thousands of young people occupied public ...

Author: Robert Gildea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108629409

Category: History

Page:

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'The empires of the future would be the empires of the mind' declared Churchill in 1943, envisaging universal empires living in peaceful harmony. Robert Gildea exposes instead the brutal realities of decolonisation and neo-colonialism which have shaped the postwar world. Even after the rush of French and British decolonisation in the 1960s, the strings of economic and military power too often remained in the hands of the former colonial powers. The more empire appears to have declined and fallen, the more a fantasy of empire has been conjured up as a model for projecting power onto the world stage and legitimised colonialist intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. This aggression, along with the imposition of colonial hierarchies in metropolitan society, has excluded, alienated and even radicalised immigrant populations. Meanwhile, nostalgia for empire has bedevilled relations with Europe and played a large part in explaining Brexit.
Categories: History

The Chinese Party State in the 21st Century

The Chinese Party State in the 21st Century

Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy Andre Laliberte, Marc Lanteigne ... SAR SARS SASAC SCLF Asian Financial Crisis Asia Paci c Economic Cooperation ...

Author: Andre Laliberte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134058280

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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As the Chinese Communist Party continues to move away from socialism, it faces a growing number of challenges to the claim that it represents the sole legitimate governing body in China. In order to reaffirm itself as the most effective force for keeping the country together, the CCP has adapted to contemporary political conundrums in a variety of ways. Rejecting pessimistic perspectives which predict an erosion of state power or naive optimism that state-society relations will evolve towards a Western-style pluralist democracy in the foreseeable future, the contributions to this volume explore many ways in which the CCP selectively adapts to the challenges that have arisen from its strategy of rapid economic growth at the expense of political reform, in order to maintain its authority and relevance. Examining trends such as the reliance on religious charities originating from outside the PRC, the revival of local governance in urban settings, the passing of legislation for workers, or the multiplication of environmental non-governmental organizations, this book tackles the question of whether the Chinese government can overcome these challenges. The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese politics, Asian politics, comparative politics and political sociology.
Categories: Political Science

Beyond the Global Capitalist Crisis

Beyond the Global Capitalist Crisis

The World Economy in Transition Berch Berberoglu ... The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century.

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317174554

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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The deep economic recession that has occurred in all major sectors of the U.S. and global economy is a manifestation of the underlying contradictions of the capitalist system that has resulted in the accumulation of vast fortunes on one side and impoverishment, debt, and destitution on the other. In short, the crisis of global capitalism is the result of the immense disparities in wealth and income and a consequent widening gap between capital and labor. This ground-breaking book brings together a team of experts on the contemporary global capitalist political economy who are able to shed light on the inner workings of global capitalism and the capitalist globalization process that has led to the growth and development of capitalism from the national to the global level, with all its fundamental internal dynamics and contradictions operating on a world scale. It will make an important contribution to understanding the underlying causes of the current global economic crisis and show the way out of this crisis by way of a powerful critique of the global capitalist system that will ultimately go through a major economic, political, and social transformation. Analysis of the global capitalist crisis raises questions regarding the process of capitalist globalization, especially now that neoliberal economic policies have failed. Does this signal the end of capitalist globalization and the collapse of the global capitalist system? This book will take up these questions and entertain the possibility of a new beginning in the global political economy through an analysis of the next period of post-capitalist developments worldwide that may set the stage for the rise of socialism across the globe.
Categories: Political Science

Realistic Revolution

Realistic Revolution

“Profit and Righteousness in Chinese Economic Culture. ... at a Transitional Stage: On Farewell to Revolution), Ershiyi shiji (Twenty-First Century), no.

Author: Els van Dongen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108421300

Category: History

Page: 320

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This is a novel, transnational exploration of the major Chinese intellectual debates on radicalism in history, culture, and politics after 1989.
Categories: History

The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies

... African American and Puerto Rican youth from the Bronx, but through film, ... the first decade of the twenty-first century, the global financial crisis ...

Author: Sherril Dodds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350024472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies brings together leading international dance scholars in this single collection to provide a vivid picture of the state of contemporary dance research. The book commences with an introduction that privileges dancing as both a site of knowledge formation and a methodological approach, followed by a provocative overview of the methods and problems that dance studies currently faces as an established disciplinary field. The volume contains eleven core chapters that each map out a specific area of inquiry: Dance Pedagogy, Practice-As-Research, Dance and Politics, Dance and Identity, Dance Science, Screendance, Dance Ethnography, Popular Dance, Dance History, Dance and Philosophy, and Digital Dance. Although these sub-disciplinary domains do not fully capture the dynamic ways in which dance scholars work across multiple positions and perspectives, they reflect the major interests and innovations around which dance studies has organized its teaching and research. Therefore each author speaks to the labels, methods, issues and histories of each given category, while also exemplifying this scholarship in action. The dances under investigation range from experimental conceptual concert dance through to underground street dance practices, and the geographic reach encompasses dance-making from Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia. The book ends with a chapter that looks ahead to new directions in dance scholarship, in addition to an annotated bibliography and list of key concepts. The volume is an essential guide for students and scholars interested in the creative and critical approaches that dance studies can offer.
Categories: Performing Arts