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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


Violence, Honor, and Manhood

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/9780824833770.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with a hypothetical encounter, a simple act of obeisance in a typical temple of popular religion. That the martial is so palpably present in even the simplest everyday rituals ... More


Conclusion: Faces of the Gods

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/9780824833770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter returns to the initial question: What is actually happening in the act of martial ritual performance? It concludes that wu masculinity can be explained as a mode of cultural production, ... More


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