The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture
Edited by Kam Louie
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Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture by Kam Louie
Book DescriptionAt the start of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. Understanding its culture is more important than ever before for western audiences, but for many, China remains a mysterious and exotic country. This Companion explains key aspects of modern Chinese culture without assuming prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language. The volume acknowledges the interconnected nature of the different cultural forms, from 'high culture' such as literature, religion and philosophy to more popular issues such as sport, cinema, performance and the internet. Each chapter is written by a world expert in the field. Invaluable for students of Chinese studies, this book includes a glossary of key terms, a chronology and a guide to further reading. For the interested reader or traveler, it reveals a dynamic, diverse and fascinating culture, many aspects of which are now elucidated in English for the first time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521863223
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Kam Louie
Kam Louie is Dean of the Arts Faculty at the University of Hong Kong.
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