Clock Time, National Space, and the Limits of Guomindang Anti-imperialism

  title={Clock Time, National Space, and the Limits of Guomindang Anti-imperialism},
  author={Brian Tsui},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={921 - 945}
  • Brian Tsui
  • Published 2 October 2013
  • Sociology
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
This article examines the politics of time and space in Nationalist China in connection with the regime's compromised anti-imperialism. It demonstrates that the Guomindang's nation-building project, which failed to confront capitalist social relations and the imperialist powers that underpinned them, overdetermined the party-state's ambivalent attitude toward modernity. The school campuses on which the Guomindang projected its social vision were, on the one hand, constructed as efficient… 



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