Abstract

This essay attempts to connect China with Žižek’s theoretical ideas by discussing the multiple meanings of sinicization that brings forth self-negating contradictions. Arguing that contemporary postsocialist China’s rapid and ruthless capitalization urgently calls for the realization of socialism more than ever, the essay also points out how China’s problems precisely pose a challenge to Žižek’s emancipatory politics and even become the radical externalization of his theory.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8271
Print ISSN
1067-9847
Pages
pp. 739-761
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-01
Open Access
No
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