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Author: Paola Zamperini
ISBN: 900417978X
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: BRILL (June 28, 2010)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
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e-Book Lost Bodies: Prostitution and Masculinity in Chinese Fiction (Women and Gender in China Studies) epub download

by Paola Zamperini



This important contribution to the study of early modern Chinese fiction and representation of gender relations focuses on literary representations of the prostitute produced in the Ming and Qing periods

This important contribution to the study of early modern Chinese fiction and representation of gender relations focuses on literary representations of the prostitute produced in the Ming and Qing periods. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. Li Yongping’s writing displays an acute sensitivity to the changing cultural and historical positioning of the Sinophone Malaysian (Mahua) community and his own migratory experiences. This article focuses on Li’s incessant engagement with issues of gender and feminine sexuality in relation to the shifting biopolitical construction of a hybrid Sinophone Malaysian identity.

Paola Zamperini, P. in Chinese Literature and Women and Gender Studies (1999), is Assistant Professor of Chinese literature at Amherst College. She has published extensively on Ming and Qing fiction, and is currently at work on her new book project, Losing It. Gambling in Chinese Literature. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

This important contribution to the study of early modern Chinese fiction and representation of gender relations focuses on literary representations of the prostitute produced in. .Women and Gender in China Studies.

This important contribution to the study of early modern Chinese fiction and representation of gender relations focuses on literary representations of the prostitute produced in the Ming and Qing periods.

Lost Bodies: Prostitution and Masculinity in Chinese Fiction. With an elaborate investigation of courtesans' lives in literary presentation, the book may be viewed as a study of one aspect of late imperial Chinese culture, the sex industry. The author's application of the vocabulary and perspective from gender study and feminist theory in presenting and discussing this cultural phenomenon adds a new dimension to the growing body of Western scholarship on Chinese courtesan culture in recent decades.

Genre: Non-fiction Category: Asian Studies, Culture, History Additional Information - Library Catalog. Amherst College 220 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002.

Paola Zamperini has a PhD in Chinese literature and Women and Gender Studies from UC Berkeley, and is currently .

Lost bodies: images and representations of prostitution in late Qing fiction more.

China is a socialist planned economy which promoted female entitlement, equality, destruction of traditional gender roles, and depopulation before 1978. After embarking on economic reforms in the 1990s and early 2000s, gender inequality in the Chinese labour markets emerged as insignificant economic and social issues. On a global scale, gender inequality in China is relatively slight.

Kam Louie, Theorizing Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press .

Kam Louie, Theorizing Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). 5. Lu Tonglin, Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society (Albany: SUNY Press, 1993), introductionGoogle Scholar. Recent studies include Ellen Widmer and Kang-i Sun Chang, ed. Writing Women in Late Imperial China (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997)Google Scholar. Dorothy Ko, Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in Seventeenth Century China (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994)Google Scholar.

This important contribution to the study of early modern Chinese fiction and representation of gender relations focuses on literary representations of the prostitute produced in the Ming and Qing periods. Following her heavily symbolic body, the present work maps this fictional heroine's journey from innocence to sex-work and beyond. This crucial angle allows the author to paint a picture of gender identity, sexuality, and desire that is at once unitary and multi-layered, and that comes to illuminate some of the major themes in the construction of Chinese modernity.