The essays explore the dynamic concept of "kaleidoscopic modernity" and offer individual case studies on the rise of "art" photography, the appeals of slick patent medicines, the resilience of female artists, the allure of aviation celebrities, the feistiness of women athletes, representations of modern masculinity, efforts to regulate the female body and female sexuality, and innovative research that locates the stunning impact of Liangyou in the broader context of related cultural developments in Tokyo and Seoul.
Contributors include: Paul W. Ricketts, Timothy J. Shea, Emily Baum, Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, Jun Lei, Amy O'Keefe, Hongjian Wang, Ha Yoon Jung, Lesley W. Ma, Tongyun Yin, and Wang Chuchu.
Paul G. Pickowicz, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, is Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and inaugural holder of the UC San Diego Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History. His recent books include China on the Margins (Cornell, 2010), Radicalism, Revolution, and Reform in Modern China (Lexington, 2011), and China on Film (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).
Kuiyi Shen, Ph.D. (1993), Ohio State University, is Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Program in Chinese Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His recent books include Blooming in the Shadows (China Institute, New York, 2011), The Art of Modern China (California, 2012), and Light before Dawn(Hong Kong, 2013).
Yingjin Zhang, Ph.D. (1992), Stanford University, is Professor of Literature at University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. His recent books include Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China (Hawaii, 2010), Chinese Film Stars (Routledge, 2010), and A Companion to Chinese Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).