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Changing Chinese masculinities : from imperial pillars of state to global real men / edited by Kam Louie.

  • Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
ix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Transnational Asian masculinities ; 1
Summary note:
"It is now almost a cliché to claim that China and the Chinese people have changed. Yet inside the new clothing that is worn by the Chinese man today, Kam Louie contends, we still see much of the historical Chinese man. With contributions from a team of outstanding scholars, Changing Chinese Masculinities studies a range of Chinese men in diverse and, most importantly, Chinese contexts. It explores the fundamental meaning of manhood in the Chinese setting and the very notion of an indigenous Chinese masculinity"--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Kam Louie -- Part 1. Late imperial Chinese masculinity. Polygamy and masculinity in China : past and present / Harriet Zurndorfer ; The manhood of a pinshi (poor scholar) : the gendered spaces in the Six records of a floating life / Martin W. Huang ; Theater and the text-spatial reproduction of literati and mercantile masculinities in nineteenth-century Beijing / Mark Stevenson ; The plebification of male-love in late Ming fiction : The forgotten tales of Longyang / Cuncun Wu ; Aestheticizing masculinity in Honglou meng : clothing, dress, and decoration /Louise Edwards ; Drawings of a life of "Unparalleled glory" : ideal manhood and the rise of pictorial autobiographies in China / Binbin Yang -- Part 2. Chinese masculinity today. Making class and gender : white-collar men in postsocialist China / Derek Hird ; Corruption, masculinity, and Jianghu ideology in the PRC / John Osburg ; The postsocialist working class : male heroes in Jia Zhangke's films / Sheldon Lu ; The Chinese father : masculinity, conjugal love, and parental involvement / Xuan Li and William Jankowiak ; All dogs deserve to be beaten : negotiating manhood and nationhood in Chinese TV dramas / Geng Song ; The anthropology of Chinese masculinity in Taiwan and Hong Kong / Heung-wah Wong and Hoi-yan Yau.
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