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65 Chapter Five GENEALOGIES AND CORRECTIONS We Regret the Error The problem with China is what you can’t see: Morality. Underground aquifers. Creativity. —Wuhan driver I never expected my mother to ever return to China to help me track down her mother’s story. Sure, I spent hours probing her memories over the phone and in person in the States. But going back to the mainland— that would replay too many memories that are uniformly bad: war and death, barely outrunning the Com- munists, starting over in a Hong Kong squatter village, losing her father at the

T H R E E Genealogies of Misfortune A brisk walk from one end of the town Bayan-Uul to the other took me about two hours in good weather, over a terrain of sand mixed with yel- low soil and patchy grass. It could be an exhausting trek during the spring sandstorms or the rainy days of fall, when the roads became fl ooded. As I approached Bayan-Uul’s administrative, commercial, and cultural center, there were fewer roaming dogs—or, at least, they were less aggressive than the ones on the outskirts of town, where I had to carry a wooden stick with which to

7 (Neo)Liberal Genealogies In no country, it seems, has sudden and spectacular violence meant so much as in the United States in the last three- quarters of a century. Though in fact it has suffered far less from geopolitical insecurities than most countries on the globe, it has drawn disproportionate meaning from such insecurities, as the global, epochal significance of the Cold War and the War on Terror both at- test. Shortly after bombs blasted at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Rafia Zakaria, a columnist for Pakistan’s Dawn, wondered about this peculiar form

58 Memory is blind to all but the group it binds. . . . History belongs to everyone and no one. PIERRE NORA (19 8 9 ) There is more than one strategy for entering into a queerer future. DAVID HALPERIN ( 2 0 0 2 ) What complicates any account of lesbian, gay, and queer historiog- raphy is that the same term—genealogy—describes two different (though interrelated) modes of history writing, one that more closely approximates a family tree, as evinced by an interest in continuities, resemblances, and simi- larities, and another that more closely approximates

132 ≤ 14 ≥ S C E N E 6 Shuttered Genealogy A proposition: let’s stop for a moment thinking of the men and women of Lear as being much like us. ey are radically foreign: if not from long ago, then from far elsewhere. ey are un-made-up, or abortions; they are animals, hunger-beasts, compositions of li le more than vile jelly. And here is the tagline of this strange world: “Where is thy luster now?” (TLN 2159). In a diff erent mouth, this question could be the most plaintive la- ment. But the question is Cornwall’s, spoken jeeringly to Gloucester, the

G c h a p t e r o n e Genealogy of Polish Nationalism L’incompréhension du présent naı̂t fatalement de l’ignorance du passé.1 —Marc Bloch, Apologie pour l’histoire In the Polish tradition, the historical image has proved far more convinc- ing than the historical fact. —Norman Davies, God’s Playground: A History of Poland Introduction Every nation has its myth of foundation: its linked plots of growth and development, crisis and resistance, doom, victory, and rebirth. These myths change over time, with the times, but always remain, their origins occluded; it is

succeed in re- imagining their religious communities and classifica- tions, and they did so in ways that proclaimed a genealogical continuity with the past. That continuity is so peculiar that some historians have considered it the birth pangs of racism (a characterization we will take up in the next chapter). But even without leaping from the Middle Ages into the sciences of modernity, we can and should ask why and how medieval Christians and Jews created that continuity, and with what tools. * * * It is both well known and worthy of note that Sephardim (that is