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Publications [#312078] of Prasenjit Duara

Journal Articles

  1. Duara, P, History and globalization in China's long twentieth century, Modern China, vol. 34 no. 1 (January, 2008), pp. 152-164, SAGE Publications, ISSN 0097-7004 [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/09/20)

    Abstract:
    This commentary reflects on the contributions of the five principal essayists in this volume of Modern China. It seeks to grasp the role and weight of historical and distinctively Chinese factors in relation to global forces operating in China since the early twentieth century in these macroscopic essays. Building on their contributions, I develop a "globalization paradigm" in which the embeddedness of nations in global discourses and practices are often misrecognized as national and domestic. But while many national practices represent globally familiar reactions to recognized global tendencies, several of these essays help us to identify often unarticulated historical tendencies and emergent practices, including those from the Chinese socialist experience. They suggest ways in which Chinese and global practices become intertwined, as for instance adaptations of the Qing imperial idea to the current day. These practices not only make China different from other nations, but also have the potential to make a difference in the world. © 2008 Sage Publications.


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