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Pickowicz, Paul

Works: 39 works in 221 publications in 3 languages and 12,672 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: HN733.5, 951.056
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Pickowicz
Revolution, resistance, and reform in village China by Edward Friedman( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on more than a quarter century of field and documentary research in rural North China, this book explores the contested relationship between village and state from the 1960s to the start of the twenty-first century. The authors provide a vivid portrait of how resilient villagers struggle to survive and prosper in the face of state power in two epochs of revolution and reform. Highlighting the importance of intra-rural resistance and rural-urban conflicts to Chinese politics and society in the Great Leap and Cultural Revolution, the authors go on to depict the dynamic changes that have transformed village China in the post-Mao era. This book continues the dramatic story in the authors' prizewinning Chinese Village, Socialist State. Plumbing previously untapped sources, including interviews, archival materials, village records and unpublished memoirs, diaries and letters, the authors capture the struggles, pains and achievements of villagers across three generations of social upheaval."--Publisher's website
Dilemmas of victory : the early years of the People's Republic of China by Jeremy Brown( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work examines the social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the Communist takeover of China. Instead of dwelling on elite politics and policy-making processes, Dilemmas of Victory seeks to understand how the 1949-1953 period was experienced by various groups, including industrialists, filmmakers, ethnic minorities, educators, rural midwives, philanthropists, stand-up comics, and scientists."--Jacket
Liangyou : kaleidoscopic modernity and the Shanghai global metropolis, 1926-1945 by Paul Pickowicz( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of original essays explores the rise of popular print media in China as it relates to the quest for modernity in the global metropolis of Shanghai from 1926 to 1945. It does this by offering the first extended look at the phenomenal influence of the Liangyou pictorial, 'The Young Companion', arguably the most exciting monthly periodical ever published in China. Special emphasis is placed on the profound social and cultural impact of this glittering publication at a pivotal time in China. The essays explore the dynamic concept of "kaleidoscopic modernity" and offer individual case studies on the rise of "art" photography, the appeals of slick patent medicines, the resilience of female artists, the allure of aviation celebrities, the feistiness of women athletes, representations of modern masculinity, efforts to regulate the female body and female sexuality, and innovative research that locates the stunning impact of Liangyou in the broader context of related cultural developments in Tokyo and Seoul." -- Book Jacket
China on film : a century of exploration, confrontation, and controversy by Paul Pickowicz( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading scholar Paul G. Pickowicz traces the dynamic history of Chinese filmmaking and discusses its course of development from the early days to the present. Moving decade by decade, he explores such key themes as the ever-shifting definitions of modern marriage in 1920s silent features, East-West cultural conflict in the movies of the 1930s, the strong appeal of the powerful melodramatic mode of the 1930s and 1940s, the polarizing political controversies surrounding Chinese filmmaking under the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in the 1940s, and the critical role of cinema during the bloody civil war of the late 1940s. Pickowicz then considers the challenging Mao years, including chapters on legendary screen personalities who tried but failed to adjust to the new socialist order in the 1950s, celebrities who made the sort of artistic and political accommodations that would keep them in the spotlight in the post-revolutionary era, and insider film professionals of the early 1960s who actively resisted the most extreme forms of Maoist cultural production. The book concludes with explorations of the highly cathartic films of the early post-Mao era, edgy postsocialist movies that appeared on the eve of the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989, the relevance of the Eastern European "velvet prison" cultural production model, and the rise of underground and independent filmmaking beginning in the 1990s. Throughout its long history of film production, China has been embroiled in a seemingly unending series of wars, revolutions, and jarring social transformations. Despite daunting censorship obstacles, Chinese filmmakers have found ingenious ways of taking political stands and weighing in--for better or worse--on the most explosive social, cultural, and economic issues of the day. Exploring the often gut-wrenching controversies generated by their work, Pickowicz offers a unique and perceptive window on Chin
Restless China( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling book explores the explosive pace of change in China and how its citizens are grappling with a dramatically new world, both in the public and private spheres. There is enormous popular pride in the ascension of China to the rank of global superpower and general satisfaction in the material benefits that the poor as well as the rich have been gaining from an expanding economy. But there is also great restlessness, anger about structural injustice and political corruption, and a search for new forms of spirituality and ethics to replace a collapsing moral order
Chinese village, socialist state by Edward Friedman( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detailed portrait of social change in the North China plain depicts how the world of the Chinese peasant evolved during an era of war and revolution and how it in turn shaped the revolutionary process. The authors spent a decade interviewing villagers and rural officials, exploring archives, and investigating villagers with diverse resources and cultural, traditions, and they vividly describe both the promise and the human tragedy of China's rural revolution. Exploring the decades before and after the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, they trace the growing economic desperation and cultural disintegration that led to the revolution, the reforms undertaken by the Communist leadership that initially brought economic gains and cultural healing, and the tensions that soon developed between party and peasantry. They show that the Communist antimarket and collectivist strategies which culminated in the imposed collectivization of 1955-56 and the disastrous Great Leap Forward of 1958-60, clashed with cherished peasant cultural norms and economic aspirations. Eventually the party's attack on peasant values and interests, the authors find, produced a rupture that threatened both developmental and socialist goals and destroyed the democratic potential of the revolution at its best. -- Provided by publisher
The Chinese cultural revolution as history( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a wide variety of unusual and only recently available sources, this book covers the entire Cultural Revolution decade (1966-76) and shows how the Cultural Revolution was experienced by ordinary Chinese at the base of urban and rural society. The contributors emphasize the comple interaction of state and society during this tumultuous period, exploring the way that events originating at the center of political power changed people's lives and how, in turn, people's responses took the Cultural Revolution in unplanned and unanticipated directions. This approach offers a more fruitful way to understand the Cultural Revolution and its historical legacies. The book provides a new look at the student Red Guard movements, the effort to identify and cultivate potential "revolutionary" leaders in outlying provinces, stubborn resistance to campaigns to destroy the old culture, and the violence and mass killings in rural China
Radicalism, revolution, and reform in modern China : essays in honor of Maurice Meisner by Catherine Lynch( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing a spectrum of current scholarship, this volume illuminates the relationship of China's radical past to its reformist present as China makes a way forward through contested visions of the future. It contributes new insights into Mao Zedong, including his surprising relations with the Dalai Lama, and into Communist legacies for the environment, the rural economy, and independent filmmaking as protest, at the same time posing the question of whether the radical past of envisioning new paths to a modern future has yet a role to play
Popular China : unofficial culture in a globalizing society by E. Perry Link( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overwhelming role of the state in the daily affairs of the Chinese people has declined somewhat in recent years, opening up greater spaces for "unofficial" culture. Link (East Asian studies, Princeton U.), Madsen (sociology, U. of California), and Pickowicz (history, U. of California) present 12 articles that explore a variety of facets of these spaces, with the implicit concern of the tension between the state and society running throughout the volume. Articles look at basketball culture, the treatment of corruption in the press, women's lifestyle magazines of the 1990s, the private letters of migrant workers as a prism into their daily lives, and gay life in Hong Kong. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Unofficial China : popular culture and thought in the People's Republic by E. Perry Link( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a view of social life in China and discusses different methods for studying contemporary China as a tool for introducing students to the study of popular culture. Through a diverse set of case studies, it introduces readers to a wide range of issues facing Chinese society
From underground to independent : alternative film culture in contemporary China( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking book presents a critical introduction to the cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Chinese cinema. Leading Western and Chinese scholars trace the changing dynamics of Chinese film culture since the early 1990s as it moves away from underground and toward independence in the new century. Yet as the rich case studies illustrate, the sheer variety of alternative film culture itself provides sufficient opportunities for different-at times contradictory-configurations of cinematic products. Drawing on vigorous interdisciplinary scholarship, the book investigates the objects of its study from various methodological perspectives, ranging from historical and literary to sociological and ethnographic. In addition to offering critical readings of specific texts, this book explores alternative film culture through personal interviews, on-site observations, and media interrogations, from traditional print media to the visual media of film, television, and video, including the new digital media of the Internet. The contributors also consider the flourishing independent documentary filmmaking scene, highlighting a crucial part of alternative film that has been previously obscured by an almost exclusive attention on the fifth- and sixth-generation directors of fictional movies. With its fresh and knowledgeable analysis of Chinese underground and independent filmmaking, this book will be essential reading for all those interested in a society caught between socialism and global currents."--Publisher's website
Marxist literary thought in China : the influence of Chʻü Chʻiu-pai by Paul Pickowicz( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxist literary thought and China : a conceptual framework by Paul Pickowicz( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filming the everyday : independent documentaries in twenty-first-century China by Paul Pickowicz( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cutting-edge book examines the rapidly developing scene of Chinese independent documentary, arguably the most courageous player in contemporary Chinese visual culture. The authors explore two areas that are of special interest to China studies and film studies, respectively: (1) filming the everyday in twenty-first-century China to foreground contestation and diversity and (2) exploring the aesthetic of remembering in an embodied documentary practice, which turns the gaze on artists themselves and encourages the viewer s engagement with the filmed subjects and environment. Highlighting documentary contestation in China, the book traces its cacophony of expressions, some of it featuring confrontations with domineering elites, some of it highlighting negotiations among the independent filmmakers themselves. Their goal is not a movement that seeks to establish and impose a single truth, but rather a creative dynamic that fosters a community of tolerance and respects diverse forms of expression. Independent documentary is quite literally a moving target that is witnessing ongoing and widening diversity and complexity when it comes to directors, themes, aesthetics, human subjects, audiences, and impact. The authors stress the enormous potential of cultural production that features non-elites (including amateurs) and that dwells on the everyday, the bottom up, the grassroots, the seemingly mundane, and the apparently marginal. The book s emphasis on contemporary issues and its discussion of aesthetic experiments will appeal to all readers interested in China s culture, media, politics, and society. --
China on the margins by Sherman Cochran( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Chinese cinemas : forms, identities, politics( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Chinese Cinemas analyzes the changing forms and significance of filmmaking in the People's Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, emphasizing the way film commented on the profound social changes that occurred in East Asia in the 1980s. These original essays offer extended analyses of the important trends, themes, and styles that define contemporary Chinese filmmaking. They demonstrate that film is an important aesthetic form and social document in the interpretation of these ongoing changes
China tripping : encountering the everyday in the People's Republic( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Influential China experts reflect on their cultural/social encounters while traveling and living in China, covering a half century of American experiences"--
Zhongguo xiang cun, she hui zhu yi guo jia by Edward Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu kao cha le 1935 nian zhi 1960 nian hua bei ping yuan nong min de sheng huo.Yan jiu le hua bei ping yuan de she hui zhuang kuang,Zhong dian fang zai yi xie jia ting,Cun min he dang di gan bu shi ru he zhi shen yu dai lai sheng cun ji yu de,Xin chan sheng de she hui zhu yi zhi zhong de
Sheng li de kun jing : Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo de zui chu sui yue( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch'ü Ch'iu-Pai and the origins of Marxist literary criticism in China by Paul Pickowicz( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Revolution, resistance, and reform in village China
Dilemmas of victory : the early years of the People's Republic of ChinaChinese village, socialist stateThe Chinese cultural revolution as historyRadicalism, revolution, and reform in modern China : essays in honor of Maurice MeisnerPopular China : unofficial culture in a globalizing societyFrom underground to independent : alternative film culture in contemporary ChinaChina on the marginsNew Chinese cinemas : forms, identities, politics
Alternative Names
Bi ke wei 1945-


Bikewei 1945-

Pickowicz, Paul

Pickowicz, Paul G.

Pickowicz, Paul G. 1945-

Pickowicz, Paul Gene

Pickowicz, Paul (Paul G.)

毕, 克伟


畢克偉 1945-

English (189)

Chinese (5)

French (1)