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The Ethnic Avant-GardeMinority Cultures and World Revolution$
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Steven Lee

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231173520

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

Chinese Communism, Cultural Revolution, and American Multiculturalism

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(p.181) Afterword
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The Ethnic Avant-Garde
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Steven S. Lee

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0005

The Afterword highlights the afterlives of the inter-war ethnic avant-garde, first by tracking China's rise as a new revolutionary center which attracted a new generation of leftists. I then show how Karen Tei Yamashita's 2010 novel "I Hotel"--which captures this turn to China--resuscitates many of the features of the inter-war ethnic avant-garde, adding to it a host of formal innovations, as well as heightened emphases on local resistance and gender equality.

Keywords:   revolutionary pathos, Maoism, New Communist Movement, Asian American activism, end of history thesis, contemporary literature

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