Bookshelf: Recent Books by GSL Authors

High Culture Fever: Politics, Aesthetics, and Ideology in Deng's China


Jing Wang offers the first overview of the feverish decade of the 1980s, from early reexaminations of Maoism through the crackdown in Tian'anmen Square. Paying particular attention to moments of crisis and transition, Wang's energetic, creative, and highly intelligent take on Chinese culture provides a broad portrait of the post-revolutionary era and a provacative inquiry into the nature of Chinese modernity. In seven linked essays, the author examines the cultural dynamics that have gien rise to the epochal discourse.