|Dirlik, Arif and Zhang Xudong. "Introduction: Postmodernism and China." Postmodernism and China. Boundary 2 Vol 24 No. 3 (Fall, 1997).|
introduction to the postmodern debate in China. A model for us in
theorizing the Taiwanese postmodern.
p. 3 Spatially, in a society such as China, where precapitalist economic relations (and corresponding social and political forms) coexist with capitalist and socialist relations, a category such as the postmodern may be applicable only to a limited sector of society . . .
We would like to suggest, to the contrary, that it is precisely such a situation of spatial fracturing and temporal desynchronization that justifies the use of the postmodern against the spatial (as in the nation-form) and temporal (as in the development of a national market and culture) teleologies of modernity. The coexistence of the precapitalist, the capitalist, and the postsocialist economic, political, and social forms represents a significant departure from the assumptions of a Chinese modernity, embodied above all in the socialist revolutionary project.
presuppose the nation-form as the unit of analysis, which is misleading because of the increasingly problematic status of the nation as a unit of analysis. [Against PRC's nation-form are:
[Paraphrasing Akbar Ahmed's idea] Chinese ethnicity is at once a beneficiary and a generator of postmodernism.
One irony in Chinese postmodernism
|Wang Ning. "The Mapping of Chinese Postmodernity." Postmodernism and China. Boundary 2 Vol 24 No. 3 (Fall, 1997): 19-40.|
|not the cultural dominant
. . . in Asian and Third
World societies, there was no such cultural foundation [modernism] on
which postmodernism could be supported.
|Liao, Ping-hui. "Literary Discourse and Public Culture in Taiwan." pp. 41-64|
several postmodern Taiwanese cultural phenomena that are worth further
--Raise several interesting points which can be, again, further debated on.
double marginality p. 42
pp. 58-59 [Analyzing the example of the popularity and pirating of "Cousin Lee in the 70's] In addition to the psychosocial need to imaginatively appropriate global products so as to win the nation's way back into the global cultural economy, there was also the people's desire to mobilize indigenous countertraditions in recognition of internal cultural dynamics. In my opinion , it is this twofold pull, or double articulation, that helps generate the postmodernism craze in Taiwan.
p. 59- [distinguishes
邊陲 periphery and 邊緣
Steven Henry Madoff (1985)。台北：徐氏基金會，1989。