Worrying about China The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry
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What can we do about China? This question, couched in pessimism, is often raised in the West but it is nothing new to the Chinese, who have long worried about themselves. In the last two decades since the "opening" of China, Chinese intellectuals have been carrying on in their own ancient tradition of "patriotic worrying."As an intellectual mandate, "worrying about China" carries with it the moral obligation of identifying and solving perceived "Chinese problems"--social, political, cultural, historical, or economic--in order to achieve national perfection. In Worrying about China, Gloria Davies pursues this inquiry through a wide range of contemporary topics, including the changing…
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
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