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Popular Memories of the Mao EraFrom Critical Debate to Reassessing History$
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Sebastian Veg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390762

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.001.0001

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Can Private Museums Offer Space for Alternative History?

Can Private Museums Offer Space for Alternative History?

The Red Era Series at the Jianchuan Museum Cluster

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(p.80) 5 Can Private Museums Offer Space for Alternative History?
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Popular Memories of the Mao Era
Author(s):
Kirk A. Denton, Sebastian Veg
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.003.0005

This chapter examines the Red Era series at the Jianchuan Museum Cluster, a privately-owned complex of museums not far from Chengdu. Denton analyzes the curatorial techniques used in the exhibits and the ways they negotiate commercial interests, a sense of intellectual integrity to be true to the past, and state imposed limits on how the Cultural Revolution can be remembered in China.

Keywords:   Museums, Exhibitionary culture, historical memory, Jianchuan Museum, Cultural Revolution

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