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Author Wu, Guanjun, author

Title The great dragon fantasy : a Lacanian analysis of contemporary Chinese thought / Guanjun Wu
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 406 pages)
Contents Introduction: The fantasmatic narrative of contemporary Chinese thought -- ch. 1. "Descendants of a blurry-eyed dragon" -- ch. 2. New enlightenment as modernization -- ch. 3. "Traumatic" encounters with postmodernism -- ch. 4. Liberals and new leftists as "discursive enemies" -- ch. 5. China's new nationalism and its obscene core -- ch. 6. Narrating the fantasmatic past: Ancient and recent -- In place of a conclusion traversing the fantasy
Summary China has undergone a unique path of development in the post-Maoist era. Especially, the last decade witnessed China's rapid rise to economic wealth and superpower status vis-a-vis the severe developmental predicaments of the West (financial crises, socio-political turbulences, etc.). This book analyzes how the leading Chinese thinkers understand China's prosperity and rapid development today, and whether there is any hidden mechanism that has been playing a crucial role of forming contemporary Chinese thinkers' shared passionate endeavor of resuscitating classical Chinese ideas, and thus shows how the fervor for discovering "essential characteristics" of Chinese thought reveals a hidden psychological mechanism
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Economic development -- China -- Psychological aspects.
China -- Economic conditions -- 2000-
China -- Economic policy.
China -- Foreign economic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814417921 (electronic bk.)
9814417920 (electronic bk.)