Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the

Twenty years of experimental art from a globalized ChinaPublished on the occasion of the largest exhibition of contemporary art from China ever mounted in North America, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World explores recent experimental art from 1989 to 2008, arguably the most transformative period of modern Chinese and recent world history.Featuring over 150 iconic and lesser-known artworks by more than 70 artists and collectives, this catalog offers an interpretative survey of Chinese experimental art framed by the geopolitical dynamics attending the end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization and the rise of China. Critical essays explore how Chinese artists have been both agents and skeptics of China’s arrival as a global presence, while an extensive entry section offers detailed analysis on works made in a broad range of experimental mediums, including film and video, ink, installation, land art and performance, as well as painting and photography. Featured artists include Ai Weiwei, Big Tail Elephant Group, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cao Fei, Chen Zhen, Chen Chieh-jen, Ding Yi, Geng Jianyi, Huang Yong Ping, Kan Xuan, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Libreria Borges, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, New Measurement Group, Ou Ning, Ellen Pau, Qiu Zhi...

  • ASIN: 0892075287

Screening Post-1989 China: Critical Analysis of Chinese Film and Television

Screening Post-1989 China: Critical Analysis of Chinese Film

This unique book investigates the tug-of-war between the free market economy and authoritative state regulation in Chinese culture after 1989. Contextualizing close textual readings of cinematic and television texts, both officially sanctioned and independently made, Wing Shan Ho illuminates the complex process in which cultural producers and consumers negotiate with both the state and the market in articulating new forms of subjectivity. Ho examines the types of Chinese subjects that the state applauds and aggrandizes in contrast to those that it condemns and attempts to eliminate. Her focus on the socialist spirit exposes inherent contradictions in the current Chinese project of nation-building. This comparative study shines a harsh light on these cultural products and on much more: the confluence between commerce and politics and popular culture, the interaction between state and individuals in popular culture, and the complexity of governmentality in an era of globalization.

  • ASIN: 1137517603

The Impact of China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre (China Policy)

The Impact of China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre (China

This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise them. The book discusses how human rights lawyers and the social forces they work for and with challenge the system. In conditions where organised political opposition is prohibited, rights lawyers have begun to articulate and coordinate demands for legal and political change. Drawing on hundreds of anonymised conversations, the book analyses in detail human rights lawyers’ legal advocacy in the face of severe institutional limitations and their experiences of repression at the hands of the police and state security apparatus, along with the intellectual, political and moral resources lawyers draw upon to survive and resist. Key concerns include the interaction between the lawyers and their bureaucratic, professional and social environments and the forms and long term political impact of resistance. In addressing these issues, Pils offers a rare evaluative perspective on China’s legal and political system, and proposes new ways to assess domestic advocacy’s relationship with intern...

  • ASIN: 0415837855

Building the Rule of Law in China

Building the Rule of Law in

Building the Rule of Law in China explores the idea that China needs a more globalized and diversified vision for the science of law, presenting the need to think differently from the two major western mainstream legal cultures, the Anglo-American and the continental systems. Other globalized, universalized, and diversified models and experiences in the rule of law from diverse civilizations have much to offer China. Through learning from the strengths exhibited by systems in countries with a very developed and well-organized rule of law, and absorbing essential aspects from different countries, China might be well positioned to promote the development of the rule of law in a robust and comprehensive manner. This book explores the topic from several perspectives, giving the reader an up-to-date resource on the ever-evolving vision for the science of law in China. Explores the situation of rule of law in China as it currently standsPresents a case that China must look beyond the two western systems of law for a more globalized visionGives analysis on the contemporary situation, and insight into the near future Presents a particular perspective on the rule of law in China by a scholar closely involved with its actual developmentTranslates into English, providing a new and valuable ...

  • ASIN: 0128119306

Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's Kitchen

Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for

A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cook​Betty Crocker Lost Recipes is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes with a retro/nostalgic twist. Eighty percent of the book includes tried-and-true recipes that simply aren’t in today’s cooking repertoire—mainly from-scratch recipes that are hard to find. Twenty percent is a fun look back at some of the cooking customs of the past that may not be worth repeating, but are worth remembering. Features include ideas like “How to Throw a Hawaiian Tiki Party,” and the robust introductory pages contain interesting stories, anecdotes, and artwork from Betty Crocker’s history. Recipes are carefully curated to ensure that they are still relevant, achievable, and made with available ingredients—think Beef Stroganoff, Chicken à la King, Waldorf Salad, and Chiffon Cake. These lost recipes are ready to grace the tables of a whole new generation of cooks.

  • Brand: Betty Crocker
  • ASIN: B073XCBR8R

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel

The Joy Luck Club: A

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich AsiansAmy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daug...

  • Brand: Penguin Books
  • ASIN: 0143038095

Legal Lessons: Popularizing Laws in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1989 (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

Legal Lessons: Popularizing Laws in the People's Republic

The popularization of basic legal knowledge is an important and contested technique of state governance in China today. Its roots reach back to the early years of Chinese Communist Party rule. Legal Lessons tells the story of how the party-state attempted to mobilize ordinary citizens to learn laws during the early years of the Mao period (1949–1976) and in the decade after Mao’s death.Examining case studies such as the dissemination of the 1950 Marriage Law and successive constitutions since 1954 in Beijing and Shanghai, Jennifer Altehenger traces the dissemination of legal knowledge at different levels of state and society. Archival records, internal publications, periodicals, advice manuals, memoirs, and colorful propaganda materials reveal how official attempts to determine and promote “correct” understanding of written laws intersected with people’s interpretations and practical experiences. They also show how diverse groups―including party-state leadership, legal experts, publishers, writers, artists, and local officials, along with ordinary people―helped to define the meaning of laws in China’s socialist society. Placing mass legal education and law propaganda at the center of analysis, Legal Lessons offers a new perspective on the sociocultural and politic...

  • ASIN: 0674983858

China's Silenced Scream: A Visual History of the 1989 Tiananmen Protests

China's Silenced Scream: A Visual History of the

In the spring of 1989, an audacious generation of students challenged China’s Communist leadership in a series of pro-democracy protests at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square that shook the country to its core. The government responded by ordering the army to use tanks and automatic weapons to shoot its way through the crowds and force the students to abandon their cause and the square. This visual history tells the story of the pro-democracy movement and crackdown in color photographs and text, placing it in the larger context of contemporary Chinese history. This full-color illustrated book was written by journalist-historian Donna Rouviere Anderson and photojournalist Forrest Anderson, who covered the protests and crackdown on the square. It is a valuable resource for students, teachers, and anyone else who seeks to understand the history and significance of the movement. The book includes more than 155 historic photographs, an index and bibliography.This second edition incorporates updated information that has come to light in the past 30 years about the main participants on the student and government sides, as well as the reaction of U.S. government officials and other foreign observers to the crackdown.The book places the Tiananmen protests in the context of Chinese politics be...

  • ASIN: B07SGFVV18

Spying against the United States: The Third Edition Overview from 1949 to 1989 (China Secrets)

Spying against the United States: The Third Edition

The first description of Chinese spying against the US using original documents. Starting in 1949 the book documents the influence Chinese spying had on the relationship of China with other nations and the significant advantages gained thanks to good intelligence. It also documents the mistakes by US agencies and the intelligence missed in reporting on China to US Presidents.The entire book is printed on high quality paper to make the copies of the documents as realistic as possible. As many of the documents, photos and maps are in color, and reproducing them in black and white would make them difficult to read, the resulting additional cost is considered the best possible solution.The Third Edition is using the new Kindle Create software for publishing. This new software gives readers a far better view of the documents on mobile devices. The software can only be used by an author if the book is published under a new ISBN number.

  • ASIN: 1790293553

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After

“Moving…a memorable series of portraits of the working-class people who defended Tiananmen Square." —The New York Review of Books “A series of harrowing, unforgettable tales...Had [Liao Yiwu] not fled the country in 2011, they may never have emerged. An indispensable historical document.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From the award-winning poet, dissident, and “one of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time” (Philip Gourevitch) comes a raw, evocative, and unforgettable look at the Tiananmen Square massacre through the eyes of those who were there. For over seven years, Liao Yiwu—a master of contemporary Chinese literature, imprisoned and persecuted as a counter-revolutionary until he fled the country in 2011—secretly interviewed survivors of the devastating 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Tortured, imprisoned, and forced into silence and the margins of Chinese society for thirty years, their harrowing stories are now finally revealed in this gripping and masterful work of investigative journalism.

  • ASIN: 1982126647
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Thirty years ago, Beijing's Tiananmen Square became the focus for large-scale protests, which were crushed by China's Communist rulers. The events produced one of the most iconic photos of the 20th Century - a lone protester standing in front of a line of army tanks. What led up to the events? ...

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Tiananmen Square Protests 1989: Chinese Soldiers Open Fire on Civilians

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A CNN crew covering the June 5, 1989, protests in Beijing recorded a man stopping a Chinese tank in Tiananmen Square. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

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