100 Years of Now Library
Editors: Hyunjin Kim and Anselm Franke
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin , December 2017
264 pages, German
Price: 18 €
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Based on the exhibition of the same name, the volume compiles essays by leading East Asian intellectuals. The tiger is the basis for reflection on modernization ideologies and the way that culture and life are altered under the prevailing circumstances and identities are destabilized or solidified. Modernity is reflected as a colonial scheme that is inscribed in the history of nation states, militarization and financialization, but also as a comprehensive new order of the world and worldviews that in the past 200 years has led to a profound crisis of consciousness in most societies.