Abstract

abstract:

This paper reads Tash Aw's Shanghai-set Five Star Billionaire (2014) as a novel that provides an alternative theory of global finance than the standard model that takes Wall Street as its blueprint. Rather than the abstract techno-futurity typically associated with finance in Anglo-American literature, Aw's novel shows that contemporary finance in Shanghai is a form of capital created and experienced through nostalgia.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1528-4212
Print ISSN
0010-4132
Pages
pp. 1-22
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-06
Open Access
No
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