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Totalitarian Kitsch

Thoughts on Kitsch and Culture after Mao

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

We are left with a picture of a China that is full of contradictions and conflicting trends, of liberalizing desire to become an open society mixed with a strong strain of conservative attachment, of kitsch and real splendor existing side-by-side.