Books started but havenít finished yet:

 

Title

Author

Details

Notes

Cultural Theory & Popular Culture

John Storey

Longman edition, PRC copy edition bought in China.

Itís on the reading list. Just found out some passages have been edited out in the PRC edition, primarily due to political and ideological reasons.

Status Anxiety

Alain de Botton

Penguin 2004, pointlessly on glossy paper

De Bottonís always been witty in his writings. A description and (so far as I can see) social history of the concept of Ďstatusí.

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

Oxford Classics edition, PRC copy edition bought in China.

Too thick. Looks a bit intimidating.

What Great Paintings Say (Vol 1)

Dr. Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen

Taschen 2005

V good and interesting.

法國-中國:兩個世界的碰撞

Muriel Dťtrie

余磊、朱志平譯

上海譯文出版社 2004

Look forward to reading the original.

文化漫談

何兆武

中國人民大學出版社 2004

Itís on the reading list.

 

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