Index
Abbas, Ackbar, 20, 38
Abramson, Daniel, 34–35, 58
Adding One Concept on Top of Another
(Shi Yong), 183, 186
alienation, 216, 227–30, 233, 237, 268–
69, 276–78
Althusser, Louis, 19, 118, 289
Ang, Ien, 121
‘‘Animal Ferocity’’(Dongwu xiongmeng;
Wang Shuo), 136
anonymity, 231–32
architecture, 34, 51–59, 64–67, 81–83,
141, 293; colonial, 211–12; global, 21,
56, 182, 220–21
Arendt, Hannah, 228
Aristotelian tradition, 256, 265–66,
289
Arnold, Matthew, 101
Arresting Prostitutes (Zhua xiaojie; Gao
Brothers), 171–72
art: ‘‘Chineseness’’ of, 150–52; exhibi-
tion sites for, 168–70; performance
art, 152–58; Shanghai identity and,
180–91; social critique in, 67–76,
171–74; urbanization critiqued in,
158–67; violence in, 68, 73–75, 170;
Western legitimization of, 183–86.
See also artists
Art for Sale (Song Dong), 187
Artificial Mountain Rocks (Zhan Wang),
160, 162
artists: empowerment of, 76–78, 170;
migrant, 63, 68, 133, 150, 164–65;
successful, 138, 165, 167–68
aura, 81, 109, 209, 215–17
autobiographical fiction, 147, 226, 234,
248–49, 252
autonomy, 29, 110, 290–91; as Enlight-
enment value, 109, 274–75; growth
of, 4, 7, 18, 228, 257–59, 278–79; in-
tellectual, 88, 121, 252; urban sub-
ject’s desire for, 227, 235–38, 242,
244, 247, 253, 276
‘‘Avant-Garde and Kitsch’’ (Greenberg),
109–10
Bai Juyi, 207, 212
Bai Ye, 106
Baobei, Anni, 179
Barmé, Geremie, 91, 101, 119
Barthes, Roland, 152, 180, 205–6
bathrooms, 239
Baudrillard, Jean, 191, 201, 204, 216, 280
Becker, H. S., 31
Beijing, 34–35, 77, 157; in art, 68–70,
73, 158–70; cultural identity of, 6, 13,
21–22, 131–36; development of, 2,
17–18, 36–37, 63, 65–66, 76, 80,
140–46; new Beijing flavor, 11, 132,
134, 139; Tiananmen Square, 61,
141–42, 144–45, 147, 163, 169
Beijing, Beijing (Seng), 164–65
Beijing Bastards (Beijing zazhong;
Zhang Yuan), 157
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