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Introduction

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The main ethnographic aim of this book is to examine the sociopolitical formation of a new bureaucracy within the People's Republic of China and its relationship to a specific category of alterity. ... More


A Biomythography in the Making

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the biomythography of Deng Pufang, focusing on his role in the formation of the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF). It explores how Pufang's corporeality has been ... More


Why Ma Zhun Doesn't Count

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter considers the case of Ma Zhun, a woman who was denied a disabled identification (ID) card by the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF). It explains that Ma Zhun went the Federation's ... More


Building a Corporate Body

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of Deng Pufang and his staff in the formation of the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF). It explains that they drew upon forms of bodiliness in their efforts and ... More


Speeding Up Life in Beijing

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter traces the history of the motorized tricycles used by disabled people in China. It argues that by tracing the genealogy of these tricycles, we can gain important insights into the ways ... More


Troubled Sociality: The Federation-Canji Relationship in Wenchang County

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examine the relation between the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) and canji in Wenchang County, analysing the ways in which the party-state's involvement in the definition and ... More


Dis/ablement and Marriage: Ridiculed Bachelors, Ambivalent Grooms

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the problems of disabled men related to marriage in China, and relates the story of Zhang Pinxin, who was rejected by his bride-to-be because of his condition. It explains that ... More


Epilogue

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the impact of the death of Deng Xiaoping, leader of the Communist Party of China (CCP), on the future of the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF). It explains that there ... More


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