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The Resource Rescuing history from the nation : questioning narratives of modern China, Prasenjit Duara

Rescuing history from the nation : questioning narratives of modern China, Prasenjit Duara

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Rescuing history from the nation : questioning narratives of modern China
Title
Rescuing history from the nation
Title remainder
questioning narratives of modern China
Statement of responsibility
Prasenjit Duara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Prasenjit Duara offers the first systematic account of the relationships among the nation-state, nationalism, and the concept of linear history. Focusing primarily on China and including discussion of India, Duara argues that many historians of postcolonial nation-states have adopted linear, evolutionary history of the Enlightenment/colonial model. As a result, they have written repressive, exclusionary, and incomplete accounts
  • The backlash against such histories has resulted in a tendency to view the past as largely constructed, imagined, or invented. In this book, Duara offers a way out of the impasse between constructionism and the evolving nation; he redefines history as a series of multiple, often conflicting narratives produced simultaneously at national, local, and transnational levels. In a series of closely linked case studies, he considers such examples as the very different histories produced by Chinese nationalist reformers and partisans of popular religions, and the conflicting narratives of statist nationalists and of advocates of federalism in early twentieth-century China. He demonstrates the necessity of incorporating contestation, appropriation, repression, and the return of the repressed subject into any account of the past that will be meaningful to the present
  • Duara demonstrates how to write histories that resist being pressed into the service of the national subject in its progress - or stalled progress - toward modernity
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duara, Prasenjit
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civilization, Oriental
  • China
  • China
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Rescuing history from the nation : questioning narratives of modern China, Prasenjit Duara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Linear History and the Nation-state -- 2. Bifurcating Linear Histories in China and India -- 3. The Campaigns against Religion and the Return of the Repressed -- 4. Secret Brotherhood and Revolutionary Discourse in China's Republican Revolution -- 5. The Genealogy of Fengjian or Feudalism: Narratives of Civil Society and State -- 6. Provincial Narratives of the Nation: Federalism and Centralism in Modern China -- 7. Critics of Modernity in India and China
Control code
31938407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780226167213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95003205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1683085
Label
Rescuing history from the nation : questioning narratives of modern China, Prasenjit Duara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Linear History and the Nation-state -- 2. Bifurcating Linear Histories in China and India -- 3. The Campaigns against Religion and the Return of the Repressed -- 4. Secret Brotherhood and Revolutionary Discourse in China's Republican Revolution -- 5. The Genealogy of Fengjian or Feudalism: Narratives of Civil Society and State -- 6. Provincial Narratives of the Nation: Federalism and Centralism in Modern China -- 7. Critics of Modernity in India and China
Control code
31938407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780226167213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95003205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1683085

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