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Creativity and Academic ActivismInstituting Cultural Studies$
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Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139392

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.001.0001

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Three Tough Questions of Cultural Studies

Three Tough Questions of Cultural Studies

The Case of the Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Shanghai

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Creativity and Academic Activism

Wang Xiaoming

Hong Kong University Press

The writer's account brings out the way in which the choice of themes for research and of emphases for teaching in the Program is integrally linked to working on major problems such as how to deal with the centralized power of “the establishment” in China's universities; how an academic discipline that deals with culture can contribute to positive social reform; and how a Cultural Studies embedded in contemporary Chinese experiences might develop a “a sense of care towards the world.”

Keywords:   Cultural Studies, academic establishment, transformation, research project, social reform, global

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