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The Discourse of Culture in the Chinese Intellectual Circle in the Era of Post-ModernismBaik, JiwoonThe Chinese postmodernism critics calls a cultural signs of 90s novels the 'death of subject'. They suggests that the mythical(revolutionary) subject has given way to an infinitely symbolic 'individual' in the 90s novels and an individual's memory cannot enter historical narrative any more. This symptom of 'death of subject' is a welcoming sign to the Chinese postmodernism critics, suggesting that the Chinese culture finally has got out of the characteristics of third-world's Otherness and came to closer to first-world's 'universal' identities. In this wave of postmodern critique, 'culture' offers an illusion that the contradictory boundary between tradition/modern, China/Western that existed during the past socialist era has collapsed with the modernization of China, that is, the participation of China in the global change into the capitalist system. To the contrary, another cultural analysts like Dai Jinhua and Li Tuo attacks the hidden political science in the cultural discourse of the 90s and foregrounds 'culture' as a space for ideological conflict and combat. What is important is how the subject of the 'Revolutionary Mass' in the 50s to 60s changed into the 'consuming mass' in the power mechanism surrounding the reproduction of productive relation after the 90s and how 'culture' as a discourse hides/discloses this. Therefore, what we need to pay attention is the real picture of another grand narrative which breaks down the existing grand narrative, the history of revolution. The 'culture' discourse which emerged in the Chinese intellectual circle in the 90s is another grand narrative in the post modern world which moves to hide its operative logic through a neutral mask.