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Title Revealing/reveiling Shanghai : cultural representations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries / edited by Lisa Bernstein and Chu-chueh Cheng.

Publication Info. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Shanghai and the Birth of Chinese Nationalism: The May 30th Movement and the North-China Daily News / Graham J. Matthews -- The Architectural Structure of Prewar Shanghai: Analysis of the Longtang Setting in Street Angel (1937) / Gabriel F.Y. Tsang -- "City Lights" and the Dream of Shanghai / Mariagrazia Costantino -- Wang Anyi's Song of Everlasting Sorrow: Memories of Shanghai as Commentary on Modern Society / Lisa Bernstein -- Japanese Accounts of Shanghai in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries / Lianying Shan -- Shanghai: City of Sin-City of Hope: Representations of Shanghai in Memoirs by Jewish Exiles and in Literary Texts about This Diaspora / Jennifer E. Michaels -- J.G. Ballard's Shanghai: The Ur-Postmodern City / Grant Hamilton -- Shanghai in The White Countess: Production and Consumption of an Oriental City through the Western Cinematic Gaze / Chu-chueh Cheng -- The Shanghai Lady, 1880s-1990s: A Fictional Figure Adrift in the Maelstrom of Chinese Modernity / Andrew David Field -- Constructed City, Constructed Self: Wei Hui's Shanghai Baby and the Unfixing of the Modern Self / Heather Patrick -- "Only Shanghainese Can Understand": Popularity of Vernacular Performance and Shanghainese Identity / Fang Xu.
Summary "Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai provides international and interdisciplinary perspectives on representations of Shanghai, a contested location within political discourse and cultural imagination. Shanghai's complex history as a quasi-colonial city, and its contradictory identity as the birthplace of Communist China and the epitome of twenty-first-century capitalism, make it an especially fascinating subject. Contributors examine representations of Shanghai in film, art, literature, memoir, theater, and mass media from the past one hundred years. They address the ways in which texts from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have rewritten past and present Shanghai to reflect our own wishes and anguishes, show how the city resists static interpretations, and challenge notions of authentic representation and identity. By revealing and questioning persistent stereotypes and constructed versions of East and West, the essays offer diverse views so as to create a genuine exchange with contemporary global audiences. A wide variety of texts are discussed, including the films Street Angel (1937) and The White Countess (2005), and the novels The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1996) and Shanghai Baby(1999)."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Shanghai (China) -- In motion pictures.
Shanghai (China) -- In literature.
Shanghai (China) -- In art.
Shanghai (China) -- In popular culture.
Shanghai (China) -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures
Popular culture
China -- Shanghai
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bernstein, Lisa, 1964- editor.
Cheng, Chu-chueh, 1964- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Revealing/reveiling Shanghai. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2020] 9781438479255 (DLC) 2020000972 (OCoLC)1156421558
ISBN 9781438479262 electronic book
1438479263 electronic book
9781438479255 hardcover
1438479255 hardcover