The Mirage of China: Anti-Humanism, Narcissism, and Corporeality of the Contemporary World ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Xin Liu

The Mirage of China: Anti-Humanism, Narcissism, and Corporeality of the Contemporary World

By Xin Liu

Berghahn Books
Publication date: April 2009
ISBN: 9781845459062
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Today's world is one marked by the signs of digital capitalism and global capitalist expansion, and China is increasingly being integrated into this global system of production and consumption. As a result, China's immediate material impact is now felt almost everywhere in the world; however, the significance and process of this integration is far from understood. This study shows how the a priori categories of statistical reasoning came to be re-born and re-lived in the People's Republic - as essential conditions for the possibility of a new mode of knowledge and governance. From the ruins of the Maoist revolution China has risen through a mode of quantitative self-objectification.

As the author argues, an epistemological rift has separated the Maoist years from the present age of the People's Republic, which appears on the global stage as a mirage. This study is an ethnographic investigation of concepts - of the conceptual forces that have produced and been produced by - two forms of knowledge, life, and governance. As the author shows, the world of China, contrary to the common view, is not the Chinese world; it is a symptomatic moment of our world at the present time.

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The Mirage of China: Anti-Humanism, Narcissism, and Corporeality of the Contemporary World ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Xin Liu
Berghahn Books, April 2009
ISBN: 9781845459062
EAN:  2370007148486
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List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $27.99
The Mirage of China: Anti-Humanism, Narcissism, and Corporeality of the Contemporary World PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Xin Liu
Berghahn Books, April 2009
ISBN: 9781845459062
EAN:  9781845459062
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $27.99