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Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword: Conceptualising Chinese Memories
Jialin Liu and Raphael Woolf

Introduction: Materiality, Imagination and the Memorable

Katherine Swancutt

Part I: Curating Memories through Art and Film

Chapter 1. The Memory Palace of a Chinese Painter
Benoît Vermander

Chapter 2. Jia Zhangke’s Memory Project, 24 City: Rewriting History, Rethinking Historiography
Chris Berry

Part II: Framing Memories through Literature and the Body

Chapter 3. ‘Swimming against the Current’: The Mediation of Cultural Memory in the Writings by Christa Wolf and Ding Ling
Yejun Zou

Chapter 4. Chinese Body-Expression and Cultural Memory in Mo Yan’s Big Breasts & Wide Hips
Wei Luan

Chapter 5. Remembering Statelessness in Food Stories from Jewish Shanghai
Anna Reading

Part III: Propagating Memories through Storytelling

Chapter 6. From Personal Connections to Mutual Trust: Building Memories with the Children of the Chinese Staff of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service
Chihyun Chang

Chapter 7. Jailhouse Blues, Storytelling, and Becoming the Stuff of Legends in Southwest China
Katherine Swancutt (苏梦林) and Jiarimuji (嘉日姆几)

Conclusion: Layers, Traces, Fields, and Storehouses of Memory
Katherine Swancutt

Index

Crafting Chinese Memories

The Art and Materiality of Storytelling

Edited by Katherine Swancutt

Foreword by Jialin Liu and Raphael Woolf

240 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-237-7 Hb Published (October 2021)

eISBN 978-1-80073-238-4 eBook