Description - Witness Against History by Yomi Braester
Witness against History offers fresh readings of milestones in twentieth-century Chinese literature and cinema. The book reveals how these texts and films, which seem to proclaim faith in modernity, nevertheless doubt the possibility of changing the course of history. In the aftermath of violent events, the authors question their ability to rescue the nation or even create a space for public debate. The witness against history is ultimately a critique of witnessing itself.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Stanford University Press
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Author Biography - Yomi Braester
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and a member of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Washington.