Towards Global Dialogism: Transcending 'Cultural Imperialism' and it's Critics

Cultural studies have developed from a domestic stage into the present international platform, and a new theoretical framework is accordingly demanded. In other words, international cultural studies should have its own theoretical platform corresponding to its internationality. Based mainly upon the dispute around ‘cultural imperialism,’ this article categorizes cultural studies into two modes: ‘modernity’ cultural studies and ‘post-modernity’ cultural studies. It analyzes their advantages and disadvantages respectively, suggesting the third mode of ‘globality’ cultural studies transcends the previous two: the tenet of which is a philosophy of global dialogism that sublates (aufheben) both modernity and postmodernity at one time.