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Contested Theory in East Asia - A Case of Inter-determined Constitution of Proletariat in the 1920-1930s

東亞理論的爭議:以20-30年代東亞無產階級內在自我矛盾為例

Abstracts


This essay problematizes East Asia with theory by simultaneously problematizing theory itself. In such understanding, theory by nature is self-reflexive and self-contesting, ceaselessly questioning the legitimacy of established rules. Since theory remains the bearer of questions to all things it encounters (including itself), any attempt to provincialize theory (as European or as Asian), or to claim ownership over it with a national, racial, or civilizational identity would not be possible because theory is something other than itself and intrinsically aporetic. This paper takes the case of theory exchange in East Asia of the 1920s-30s in relation to the proletarian arts movement by looking at how the very meaning of "proletariat" is grasped in order to understand the contested nature of theory.

Parallel abstracts


本文同時對「東亞」與「理論」進行互相扣連的思辯。「亞洲」不斷被質疑其實質存在性,而「理論」本質是自省與自我爭辯的,又不休止地向既有秩序提出疑問。正因為這種特質,任何把理論加上歐洲或亞洲標籤的企圖,或將理論視為某個國族、文化身份的設想,都變得不太可能,因為理論往往只能成為自己以外的東西,是內在的自我質疑。本文以二十世紀二、三十年代東亞的無產階級文藝運動作為例子,追溯「理論」在當時中、日、韓等地的互動反思,以至對「無產階級」這個觀念的不同反響。

Parallel keywords

理論 爭議 東亞 無產階級藝術運動

References


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