Table of contents for Illuminations from the past : trauma, memory, and history in modern China / Ban Wang.


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<hr>Introduction: Memory and History in Globalization
Part I. Toward a Critical Historical Consciousness
<hr>1. Tradition, Memory, and Hope: Lu Xun and Critical Historical Consciousness
Fallacies in Debunking the Narrative of Enlightenment{--}Reconsidering Linear Historical Consciousness{--}Persistence of Tradition as Memory{--}Critical History and Memory in Lu Xun{--}Teleological and Active History{--}Hope in Despair
<hr>2. Tragic Vision, Traumatic Visuality, and the Montage of History
Tragedy and Realism{--}Intellectual Agenda of Tragic Theater{--}Theater Reform and Tragic Historical Consciousness{--}Tragic Historical Consciousness in Lu Xun{--}Realist Montage of Modern History{--}Montage and the Longtake
Part II. Post-Revolutionary Trauma and the Reconstruction of History
<hr>3. Post-Revolutionary History in a Traumatic Key
Historical Trauma through the Lens of Allegory{--}History as Catastrophe{--}History Writing as Allegory{--}Experience: Damage and Repair{--}Aesthetic Rehabilitation of Experience{--}Trauma of the Cultural Revolution and Memory Work{--}Nostalgia and Utopia
<hr>4. Temporality, Memory, and Myth in Wang Anyi's Fiction
Lived Experience and Lived History{--}History in a Mythical Key{--}Rescuing Traces of Memory from Modernity
<hr>5. Traumatic History against Melodrama: The Blue Kite
In the Shadow of Trauma{--}Out of the Darkness of History: The Xie Jin Approach{--}The Blue Kite: Tarrying with Trauma
<hr>6. From Historical Narrative to the World of Prose.
The Essay and the Novel{--}Eileen Chang and the Essay in the Urban Setting{--}The City without a Story{--}The Essayistic in Fiction{--}Retreat of Literature from History
Part III. Globalization, Nostalgia, and Resistance
<hr>7. Re-Enchanting the Everyday in the Global City
Reification and Disenchantment{--}Nostalgia and Mourning{--}Sailing to Utopia{--}Re-enchantment of Objects{--}Hong Kong: Its Political Ambivalence with the Mainland{--}Immigration, Nostalgia, and Poetic Justice
<hr>8. Love at Last Sight: Nostalgia, Memory, and Commodity in Contemporary Chinese Literature
Commodity, Abstract Labor, and Homogenous History{--}Historical Mutations of Commodity and Literature{--}The Nostalgic Spectacle of Shanghai{--}Love at Last Sight
<hr>9. Remembering Realism: The Material Turn in Chinese Cinema and Street Scenes of Globalization
The Debate on Realism{--}The Visual Regime of Capitalism and Its Dissidents{--}The Realist Impulse and Cinematic Fragments of Globalization{--}Bazin, Realism, and Documentary{--}Street Scenes of Uneven Development in Xiao Wu and Suzhou River
Notes
Bibliography
Index




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