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Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Avron Boretz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Demon warrior puppets, sword-wielding Taoist priests, spirit mediums lacerating their bodies with spikes and blades—these are among the most dramatic images in Chinese religion. Usually linked to the ... More


Corruption, Masculinity, and Jianghu Ideology in the PRC

John Osburg

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which networks of entrepreneurs and government officials in the contemporary PRC draw from jianghu ideology and China’s fictive brotherhood tradition to frame their ... More


Tales from the Jianghu

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the jianghu and martial ritual performance troupes, and the critical importance of their historical and cultural affinity to the broader efficacy and meaning of Chinese popular ... More


Wine, Women, and Song

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the nightlife pursuits of drinking and male carousing. Drinking and carousing are seminal to the construction of masculine identity in China and Taiwan. For the denizens of ... More


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