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Liangyou, Kaleidoscopic Modernity and the Shanghai Global Metropolis, 1926-1945

Paul G. Pickowicz,
Kuiyi Shen and
Yingjin Zhang

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Publication date:
1 November 2013

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This collection of original essays explores the rise of popular print media in China as it relates to the quest for modernity in the global metropolis of Shanghai from 1926 to 1945. It does this by offering the first extended look at the phenomenal influence of the Liangyou pictorial, The Young Companion, arguably the most exciting monthly periodical ever published in China. Special emphasis is placed on the profound social and cultural impact of this glittering publication at a pivotal time in China.


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).



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