volume 40, issue 3-4, P563-582 2013
DOI: 10.1163/15406253-0400304014
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Liu Kang

Abstract: Since 1980s, the Frankfurt School’s critique of Culture Industry has provided powerful ammunitions for Chinese intellectuals to reject rising consumer popular culture. In recent years, Chinese academics began to study the Frankfurt School’s critique of capitalist modernity from more theoretical perspectives, attempting to set Chinese problems of modernity and its legitimacy against the Frankfurt School’s theorization. However, Chinese intellectuals’ diverse responses to the Frankfurt School have largely remain…

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