West Heavens: India-China Summit onSocial Thought
Compiled by Zhang Songren,Kuan Hsing Chen, and GaoShiming, Shanghai People’sPublishing House,January 2014
Seven great Indian mindswere invited to the 8th ShanghaiBiennale in 2010 to sharetheir insights and ideas, whichhave been documented in WestHeavens: India-China Summiton Social Thought. Alongwith their themed speeches,the book also compiles relateddiscussions and comments bywell-known Chinese scholars,including Wang Hui, DaiJinhua, and Zhang Rulun. Theexchange and debate among themost active scholars from Chinaand India are of great value andpractical significance. Theirtopics focus on globalizationand modernization, emergingfrom post-colonialism, modernnationalism, and visual arts.
Editor-in-chief Zhang Songrenis a famous critic, curator, and artdirector of Hanart TZ Gallery.Over the last few years, he hasfocused on accelerating avantgarde.The book has collectedthe insights and ideas of SaratMaharaj, a professor from LundUniversity in Sweden, ParthaChatterjee, a representative ofplebeianism from India, PrasenjitDuara, a historian and sinologist,Ashis Nandy, an outstandingscholar of post-colonialismfrom Australia, TejaswiniNiranjana, a senior fellow at theCentre for the Study of Cultureand Society, Bangalore, DipeshChakrabarty, first editor ofPost-Colony Studies and editorof American Historical Review,and Homi K. Bhabha, one ofthe world’s three most famouspost-colonial theorists, specializingin post-colonial research,culture, literature, and artcriticism.......