By Kang Liu
Even though chinese language Marxism—primarily represented by means of Maoism—is as a rule obvious by way of Western intellectuals as monolithic, Liu Kang argues that its practices and initiatives are as assorted as these in Western Marxism, fairly within the quarter of aesthetics. during this comparative learn of eu and chinese language Marxist traditions, Liu unearths the level to which chinese language Marxists include rules approximately aesthetics and tradition of their theories and practices. In doing so, he constructs a unconditionally new knowing of chinese language Marxism.Far from being secondary concerns in chinese language Marxism, aesthetics and tradition are in reality vital matters. during this appreciate, such Marxists are just like their Western opposite numbers, even if Europeans have had little figuring out of the chinese language event. Liu lines the family tree of aesthetic discourse in either glossy China and the West because the period of classical German idea, exhibiting the place conceptual ameliorations and divergences have happened within the traditions. He examines the paintings of Mao Zedong, Lu Xun, Li Zehou, Qu Qiubai, and others in China, and from the West he discusses Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, and Marxist theorists together with Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, and Marcuse. whereas stressing the variety of Marxist positions inside China in addition to within the West, Liu explains how principles of tradition and aesthetics have provided a optimistic imaginative and prescient for a postrevolutionary society and feature affected a large box of matters concerning the issues of modernity.Forcefully argued and theoretically refined, this booklet will entice scholars and students of latest Marxism, cultural reviews, aesthetics, and glossy chinese language tradition, politics, and beliefs.
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Extra info for Aesthetics and Marxism: Chinese Aesthetic Marxists and Their Western Contemporaries (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
This was precisely the sense in which aesthetics, modernity, and alternative modernity 29 Cai envisaged and actively promoted the ‘‘New Cultural Movement’’ of 1915, together with Chen Duxiu, Lu Xun, Hu Shi, and other precursors of the 1919 May Fourth movement. As a humanist movement of self-liberation, enlightenment for Cai was a continuation of Renaissance idealism. As a project of modernity, he also believed it was aimed at reconciling and negotiating tensions between the material world and human consciousness.
Truth is universal, eternal, and immutable, and he who elucidates truth (the philosopher) or expresses it (the artist) makes a universal and eternal contribution. It is not short-lived. Precisely because it is universal and eternal, truth cannot be in complete harmony with the interests of any particular nation at a particular time. And sometimes truth is incompatible with such interests. 50 22 aesthetics and marxism Wang’s concern with the pursuit of truth, irrespective of its usefulness or historical specificity, not only contradicts his modernist sensibility and awareness of the ephemeral, transient nature of things (which would include truth itself), but also retreats to an intractable classicism that takes truth as immobile and eternal.
But Cai’s suspicion of relying on the power of science was aroused when he formulated his idea of enlightenment during his years in Europe (mainly in Germany) in the 1910s. Cai’s concept of science was historical and philosophical rather than pragmatic. He insisted on the inseparability of science and philosophy, and the mythological, anthropological, and metaphysical foundations of modern science, cutting across diverse scientific systems, including Greek, Indian, and Chinese. This view allowed him to see an interconnectedness and reciprocity between science and metaphysics, without privileging either as the paramount model for modernity.
Aesthetics and Marxism: Chinese Aesthetic Marxists and Their Western Contemporaries (Post-Contemporary Interventions) by Kang Liu