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Document Type

Journal Article

Authors

Kwai-Cheung Lo

Department/Unit

Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Title

Sinicizing žižek? The ideology of inherent self-negation in contemporary China

Language

English

Abstract

This essay attempts to connect China with -i-ek's theoretical ideas by discussing the multiple meanings of sinicization that brings forth self-negating contradictions. Arguing that contemporary postsocialist China's rapid and ruthless capitalization urgently calls for the realization of socialism more than ever, the essay also points out how China's problems precisely pose a challenge to -i-ek's emancipatory politics and even become the radical externalization of his theory. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press.

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

positions

Volume

19

Issue

3

Start Page

739

End Page

761

Publisher

Duke University Press

ISSN (print)

10679847

ISSN (electronic)

15278271

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