Article | Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research | Shanghai Modern: Replaying Futures Past

Title:
Shanghai Modern: Replaying Futures Past
Author:
Justin O´Connor: Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.12415
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Year:
2012
Volume:
4
Theme:
Theme: Shanghai Modern: The Future in Microcosm? Edited by Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu

Pages:
15-34
No. of pages:
20
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2011-01-30


This article discusses different accounts of Shanghai Modern, the period between 1920s and 1940s in which the city occupied a unique position within China and the world. It places discussions of this period in the context of the resurgence of urban led modernization in China, led by Shanghai. It looks in particular at Leo Ou-Fan Lee’s attempt to link the cosmopolitanism of Shanghai modern with prospects for this new post-reform China. I then discuss Ackbas Abbas’ response to this book and use this as a way of reflecting on the progress of Shanghai urban development and its divergence/ convergence with similar processes in the West. The article then looks at the other significant moment of the Cultural Revolution as a way of opening up discussions of Chinese and Shanghainese modernity beyond that of simply an absorption into Western capitalist modernity. It concludes by briefly introducing this volume.

Keywords: Shanghai; modernity; modernism; urban development; Post-reform China

Volume 4, Theme: Theme: Shanghai Modern: The Future in Microcosm? Edited by Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu

, Article 3, 2012

Author:
Justin O´Connor
Title:
Shanghai Modern: Replaying Futures Past:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.12415
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  • Volume 4, Theme:: Theme: Shanghai Modern: The Future in Microcosm? Edited by Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu

    , Article 3, 2012

    Author:
    Justin O´Connor
    Title:
    Shanghai Modern: Replaying Futures Past:
    DOI:
    10.3384/cu.2000.1525.12415
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