Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics

Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics: Studies in Literature and Visual Culture, by Sheldon H. Lu, is an ambitious multimedia and interdisciplinary study of Chinese modernity in the context of globalization from the late nineteenth century to the present. Lu draws on Chinese literature, film, art, photography, and video to broadly map the emergence of modern China in relation to the capitalist world-system in the economic, social, and political realms. Central to his study is the investigation of biopower and body politics, namely, the experience of globalization on a personal level.

May 2007 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3177-6 / $22.00 (PAPER)

Sheldon H. Lu is the editor of Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics (with Emily Yueh-yu Yeh) and Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender, both published by University of Hawai‘i Press.