Modern Japan and China as sites where to study most effectively the modern condition humaine; modernity in East Asia as an inflection of a global process of social transformation.

The recovery and development of Marxist theory, since it provides the still sharpest analytical tools for the inquiry into the condition of the possibility of the today prevailing forms of social domination, and of the ideologies, and institutions, which are complicit with them, such as - and above all - the ubiquitous modern university with its disciplinary compartments, in which a global order of knowledge is manifesting and reproducing itself.

From this point o…

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