The Great Leap Backward: Forgetting and Representing the Mao Years

by Lingchei Letty Chen

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Use and Abuse of Memory

Chapter 1. Literary Memory and Postmemory of a Traumatic Past

Chapter 2. Confronting Specters of the Past: Remembering Perpetrators

Chapter 3. Where Documentary Proof and Memory Intersect: Remembrance of the Great Famine

Chapter 4. History’s Doppelgänger: Allegorized Memory and Its Moral Imperative

Chapter 5. Palimpsests of Identity: Memory-Lite Writings of the Cultural Revolution

Epilogue: Toward an Ethics of Remembrance and Criticism




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