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Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

WEN Hua

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cosmetic surgery in China has grown rapidly in recent years of dramatic social transition. Facing fierce competition in all spheres of daily life, more and more women consider cosmetic surgery as an ... More


Conclusion: Unpacking Contexts

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The conclusion uses the case of Falun Gong to probe deeper issues in the history and historiography of modern China, arguing that the metanarratives of politics and revolution have obscured the ... More


Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Kirk A. Denton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

During the Mao era, China's museums served an explicit and uniform propaganda function, underlining official Party history, eulogizing revolutionary heroes, and contributing to nation building and ... More


Epilogue: Quandaries of Agency

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the things the author has learned about the Tibetans. It presents a record of her interview with one of her friends, Kazang, and takes a look at the Tibetans' Buddhist revival ... More


Rethinking Modernity: Space and Factory Discipline

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Changing representations of urban space provide one of the most telling ways to examine processes of modernity. Each cohort brought a specific politics of space to its encounter with the post-Mao ... More


Gender and Internal Orientalism in China

Louisa Schein

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses gender and internal orientalism in China. It explores the ramifications of some uneven configurations in society as a means of gaining insight into China's post-Mao social ... More


The Poetics of Productivity

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces how the post-Mao pursuit of modernity, known as “economic reform,” constructs mobile discourses of dominance in which national priorities for development normalize workers even as ... More


Socialist Nostalgia

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings back the liberation stories to reflect on them from another angle, considering them as memory, or “memory-practice.” As nostalgic memory, they raise questions about how people ... More


The Politics of Authority

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the contours of “politics of authority,” arguing that despite their wholehearted rejection of Maoism, workers whose class status and gender identity were initially formed during ... More


Allegories of Postsocialism

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Turning in this chapter to the current period and to the youngest cohort, which came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, one can readily see the disjunctures that distinguish this most recent project of ... More


A Tantric Couple: The Hagiography of Cultural Revitalization

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Five treats the joint career of Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche from 1980 forward as represented in his hagiography, Jewel Garland. In contrast to the intimate words exchanged between lovers ... More


Afterword Observations on State-Family Relations in the Reform Period

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter offers some observations on the question of change and continuity in the state-family relations in the post-Mao period in China. It explains that during the Cultural Revolution, very few ... More


Huawei’s Domestic Accumulation: A Path Intertwining with China’s ICT Development

Yun Wen

in The Huawei Model: The Rise of China's Technology Giant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043437
eISBN:
9780252052316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043437.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter first provides an overview of China’s ICT developmental trajectory. The transition from self-sufficient industrial development in the Mao era to export-oriented, FDI-dependent ... More


How Idivorced My Robot Wife: Visionary Futures between Science and Literature

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter discusses forgotten publications dealing with the technological futures of humanity, including popular science magazines, children’s literature, and science fiction and films from the ... More


Futures en Abyme: Poetry in Strange Loops

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter examines the complex temporal structures in works from the 1980s to the early 1990s inspired by the late Tang poet Li Shangyin. It details the reception of Li Shangyin’s poetry and its ... More


Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

Immanuel C. Y. Hsü

in China without mao: The Search for a New Order

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195060560
eISBN:
9780199854370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195060560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes a process of building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The party conference of December 1978 was a major landmark in the political and economic life of the post-Mao era. ... More


Watermelons and Abandoned Watchtowers

Sören Urbansky

in Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181684
eISBN:
9780691195445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181684.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the development of Sino-Soviet relations and their impact on the Argun borderland from the post-Mao and post-Brezhnev years to the early 1990s. It explores how the boundary ... More


Reforming the Revolutionary Tradition

Elizabeth J. Perry

in Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271890
eISBN:
9780520954038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271890.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the post-Mao period, when the market and the state offered sometimes competing interpretations of China's revolutionary tradition.


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Jie Li

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—the text salvages intimate recollections by successive ... More


End without End

Ning Wang

in Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter talks about the suspension of banishment to the Great Northern Wilderness and the post-banishment experiences of political exiles, showing that the mass deaths in the borderlands and ... More


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