The Art of Cloning

The Art of Cloning Download The Art Of Cloning Author Pang Laikwan Cultural Production Under Mao, And How Artists And Thinkers Found Autonomy In A Culture Of Conformity In The 1950s, A French Journalist Joked That The Chinese Were Blue Ants Under The Red Flag, Dressing Identically And Even Moving In Concert Like Robots When The Cultural Revolution Officially Began, This Uniformity Seemed To Extend To The Mind From The Outside, China Had Become A Monotonous World, A Place Of Endless Repetition And Imitation, But A Closer Look Reveals A Range Of Cultural Experiences, Which Also Provided Individuals With An Obscure Sense Of Freedom In The Art Of Cloning, Pang Laikwan Examines This Period In Chinese History When Ordinary Citizens Read Widely, Traveled Extensively Through The Country, And Engaged In A Range Of Cultural And Artistic Activities The Freedom They Experienced, Argues Pang, Differs From The Freedom, Under Western Capitalism, To Express Individuality Through A Range Of Consumer Products But It Was Far From Boring And Was Possessed Of Its Own Kind Of Diversity.

10 thoughts on “The Art of Cloning

  1. says:

    Totalitarismo was first applied very critically to Fascsit Italy by Giovanni Amendola in 1923 By 1932, when Giovanni Gentile was ghost writing the long delayed proclamation of the Fascist dogma for Mussolini the Dottrina del Fascismo , he enthusiastically co opted the notion As with many political concepts of the XXth century, totalitarianism is the result of a peculiar cooperation between illiberal regimes and their political opponents as attested by Brzezinski s post war elaboration of the idea in which monopoly on weapons is one of the six defining traits of the totalitarian regime , totalitarianism was crucial in defining negatively the boundaries of democratic liberalism In the particular case of Fascist Italy, it is now widely acknowledged that despite originating the term, Mussolini never came close to achieving his program of Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state Most visibly in the field of architecture, the regime in fact practiced some degree of pluralism, whether as strategy or compromise In a sense, then, totalitarianism was a collaborative project of myth making, in which the liberals picture of their political Other converged with the Fascist bombastic self image With this said, however, though there exist a probably irreducible civil and popular ...

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    Brilliant book about the interaction of order and chaos during the cultural revolution The author analyzes the impossibility of the government s attempt to impose on a society settled patterns of revolutionary identity She describes how, while copying such patterns, people developed various understandings of these which, eventually, emptied them of meaning She also describes how the initial intent of eliminating the social differences within society by reversing social roles resulted in destroying the institutions which sustained social order and thus any sort of social security People reacted to this by emotionally distancing themselves from the revolution Overall a...

  3. says:

    Top drawer scholarship A perpetual flow of insightful analysis of the aesthetics and politics of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, notable for Pang s capacity to transcend the ossified perspective presented to Western reader...

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