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  • 1. Editor’s Introduction


    2. Spring, Temporality, and History in Li Dazhao–Claudia Pozzana

    3. Spring (poem)–Li Dazhao

    4. Constructing Perry’s “Chinaman” in the Context of Adorno and Benjamin–D.R. Howland

    5. Colonialism and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone: The Academic Analysis of Difference in “the Island Peoples”–Tomiyama Ichiro

    6. “And They Would Start Again”: Women and Struggle in Korean Nationalist Literature–You-me Park

    7. Dreaming of Better Times: “Repetition with a Difference” and Community Policing in China–Michael Dutton

    8. “Who Am I?”: Questions on Voluntarism in the Paradigm of “Socialist Alienation”–Jing Wang

    9. Interpreting Revolutionary Excess: The Naxalite Movement in India, 1967-1971–Sanjay Seth


    10. Marxism, Anti-Americanism, and Democracy in South Korea: An Examination of Nationalist Intellectual Discourse–Gi-Wook Shin

    11. Capitalism and Perversion: Reflections on the Fetishism of Excess in the 1980s–William Pietz

    12. Surviving (in) The Chess King: Toward a Postrevolutionary Nation-Narration–Gang Yue

    13. Aesthetics and Chinese Marxism–Liu Kang

    14. Marxism, Asia, and the 1990s–Bill Brugger

    15. Reflections on Migratory Discourses in the Age of Transnational Capital–Rajeswari Mohan

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  • Description

    This impressive and lucid study displays the widely divergent trajectories of thought that stem from Asian studies and Asian production of Marxisms and, at the same time, exemplifies the New Internationalism in scholarly research. In its accounts of political struggles, cultural resistance, and theoretical strategies, Marxist Scholarship seeks to redress the fading interest in alternatives to global consumerism by rousing the waning spirits of emancipatory thinking. These deliberations take on particular urgency in the present global economic context as the G-7 anxiously await full opening of East Asian markets and investment opportunities.

    Although the influence of deconstruction, post-Marxism, and other postmodernist practices is felt in this volume, many of the essays indicate a move to reengage the Marxist legacies. In their complex interactions with topics such as the tradition of Chinese Marxism, the Kwangju Uprising and massacre, the fetishism of cult leaders, and community policing in China, these essays demonstrate the analytical importance of categories such as exploitation, alienation, and violence for any engagement with the politics of knowledge.

    Contributors. Bill Brugger, Li Dazhao, Michael Dutton, D. R. Howland, Liu Kang, Rajeswari Mohan, You-me Park, William Pietz, Claudia Pozzana, Sanjay Seth, Gi-Wook Shin, Tomiyama Ichiro, Jing Wang, Gang Yue

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