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Title Body, subject & power in China / edited by Angela Zito and Tani E. Barlow
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1994]


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Description vii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Imagination of winds and the development of the Chinese conception of the body / Shigehisa Kuriyama -- Body invisible in Chinese art? / John Hay -- Multiplicity, point of view, and responsibility in traditional Chinese healing / Judith Farquhar -- Silk and skin : significant boundaries / Angela Zito -- Politicized body / Ann Anagnost -- Female body and nationalist discourse : Manchuria in Xiao Hong's Field of life and death / Lydia H. Liu -- Sovereignty and subject : constituting relations of power in Qing guest ritual / James L. Hevia -- (Re)inventing Li : koutou and subjectification in rural Shandong / Andrew Kipnis -- Classic "beauty-scholar" romance and the superiority of the talented woman / Keith McMahon -- Theorizing woman : Funu, Guojia, Jiating / Tani E. Barlow
Summary Contributors investigate problems of bodiliness, engendered subjectivities, and discourses of power through a variety of sources that include written texts, paintings, buildings, interviews, and observations. Taken together, the essays show that bodies in China have been classified, represented, discussed, ritualized, gendered, and eroticized in ways as rich and multiple as those described in critical histories of the West. Silk robes, rocks, winds, gestures of bowing, yin yang hierarchies, and cross-dressing have helped create experiences of the body specific to Chinese historical life. By pointing to multiple examples of reimagining subjectivity and renegotiating power, the essays encourage scholars to avoid making broad generalizations about China and to rethink traditional notions of power, subject, and bodiliness in light of actual Chinese practices. Body, Subject, and Power in China is at once an example of the changing face of China studies and a work of importance to the entire discipline of cultural studies
Analysis China
Culture History
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human Body.
China -- Civilization.
Author Barlow, Tani E.
Zito, Angela.
LC no. 93015596
ISBN 0226987264 (alk. paper)
0226987272 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Body, subject, and power in China
Body, subject, and power in China