By Diane Wei Liang
Es un juego peligroso el de investigar l. a. verdad en una sociedad que aún está poniendo al día los secretos de su pasado...En lo más remoto de China, un activista político encarcelado tras l. a. masacre de Tian’anmen es puesto en libertad y se dirige a l. a. capital del país, donde espera enfrentarse con sus propios demonios. los angeles detective Mei Wang, entretanto, acepta investigar l. a. desaparición de una deslumbrante y joven estrella llamada Kaili. Desde el glamour y los angeles riqueza del Pekín moderno, llegará hasta los viejos callejones –o hutongs– que aún existen en los límites de l. a. ciudad. Allí, Mei no sólo busca a Kaili, sino que también va tras l. a. pista de una delicada «mariposa de papel» que ha descubierto en el apartamento de Kaili. Poco a poco se dará cuenta de que los angeles verdad no siempre nos hace libres...
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Ursula May edited the entire manuscript with impressive precision and good judgment, as did Bernd Stiegler of Suhrkamp: to them both I owe my thanks. I dedicate this book to my siblings, Armin and Christine. indb xlii 4/8/13 11:43:59 AM INTRODUCTION As to what social theory can accomplish in and of itself—it resembles the focusing power of a magnifying glass. Only when the social sciences no longer sparked a single thought would the time for social theory be past. —JÜRGEN HABERMAS, The Theory of Communicative Action 1.
Here as well the questions of synchronization, speed, duration, and the sequencing of actions are posed. How long do I want to (may I) go to school? Do I want to (can I) have kids, before I’m done with my degree? Do I really want to be a judge all my life? When will I retire? In the third place, actors experience their everyday time and their lifetime as embedded in the encompassing time of their epoch, their generation, and their age (longue durée in the terminology Giddens uses following Fernand Braudel).
How will I manage to get my work done at the office and pick up my daughter from kindergarten on time? ) The extent to which time becomes a problem on this plane also depends upon the degree of routinization and habitualization, which in late modernity seems to be decreasing again. ” The question how we wish to spend our time is not only posed to us with respect to our everyday life but also with respect to our life as a whole, which is why Giddens reverts to Heidegger’s concept of Dasein for this temporal dimension.
Mariposas para los muertos by Diane Wei Liang