This is a critical look at China’s official policy of ‘building a moderately well-off society’ and an analysis of a viable vision of xiaokang (meaning ‘moderate prosperity) socialism. Aiming at demonstrating the logic of Chinese transformation and refutation of modernity in its capitalist form,...
To Be Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge
Issues and Methods in New Documentaries
To date, there is but a handful of articles on documentary films from Taiwan. This volume seeks to remedy the paucity in this area of research and conduct a systematic analysis of the genre. Each contributor to the volume investigates the various aspects of documentary by focusing on one or two...
Published March 11th 2012 by Routledge
The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s "Mao: The Unknown Story"
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the...
Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge