Debating the Socialist Legacy and Capitalist Globalization in China

  • Editors
  • Xueping Zhong
  • Ban Wang

Part of the China in Transformation book series (CIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Why Does Socialist Culture Matter Today?

    1. Ban Wang, Xueping Zhong
      Pages 1-18
  3. Rethinking Socialism, Literature, and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. He Jixian, Lu Taiguang
      Pages 57-71
  4. Critical Reflection on Literature and Culture since the Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Liu Fusheng
      Pages 109-122
    3. Cao Zhenglu
      Pages 137-150
    4. Li Tuo, Yan Lianke
      Pages 151-162
  5. Debating the Rise of “New Left” Culture and “Subaltern Literature” in the Reform Era

  6. People’s Literature and Culture: From Past to Future

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-287

About this book


The first English collection of translated essays, by Chinese literary scholars, writers, and critics, this volume focuses on the legacy of socialist culture and post-socialist phenomena within the context of capitalist globalization. By rethinking socialism, literature, and culture in relation to the intellectual and cultural trends since the start of the reform and by debating the rise of the 'new left' culture, this book seeks to offer critical voices while evoking the themes of the socialist past to bear on the 21st-century Chinese intellectual and cultural scenes.


China culture gender globalization identity politics revolution socialism utopia

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