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Western Queers In China

Author : David Emil Mungello
ISBN : 1442215577
Genre : China
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This unique work examines the role played by sexuality in the historical encounter between China and the West. Distinguished historian D.E. Mungello focuses especially on Western homosexuals who saw China as a place of escape from the homophobia of Europe and North America. His groundbreaking study traces the lives of two dozen men, many previously unknown to have same-sex desire, who fled to China and in the process influenced perceptions of Chinese culture to this day. This escapism engendered casual sexual encounters, serious friendships, and substantive intellectual rela.
Category: China

The Great Encounter Of China And The West 1500 1800

Author : David Emil Mungello
ISBN : 9781442219755
Genre : History
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For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power is part of an ongoing effort to restore China's past greatness and remove the lingering memories of history's humiliations. This widely praised book explores the 1500 1800 period before China's decline, when the country was viewed as a leading world culture and power. D. E. Mungello argues that this earlier era, ironically, may contain more relevance for today than the more recent past. This fully revised fourth edition retains the clear and concise quality of its predecessors, while drawing on a wealth of new research on Sino-Western history and the increasing contributions of Chinese historians. Building on the author's decades of research and teaching, this compelling book illustrates the vital importance of history to readers trying to understand China s renewed rise."
Category: History

Queer Women In Urban China

Author : Elisabeth L. Engebretsen
ISBN : 9781136199042
Genre : Social Science
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Lala (lesbian) and gay communities in mainland China have emerged rapidly in the 21st century. Alongside new freedoms and modernizing reforms, and with mainstream media and society increasingly tolerant, lalas still experience immense family and social pressures to a degree that this book argues is deeply gendered. The first anthropological study to examine everyday lala lives, intimacies, and communities in China, the chapters explore changing articulations of sexual subjectivity, gendered T-P (tomboy-wife) roles, family and kinship, same-sex weddings, lala-gay contract marriages, and community activism. Engebretsen analyzes lala strategies of complicit transgressions to balance surface respectability and undeclared same-sex desires, why "being normal" emerges a deep aspiration and sign of respectability, and why openly lived homosexuality and public activism often are not. Queer Women in Urban China develops a critical ethnographic analysis through the conceptual lens of "different normativities," tracing the paradoxes and intricacies of the desire for normal life alongside aspirations for recognition, equality, and freedom, and argues that dominant paradigms fixed on categories, identities, and the absolute value of public visibility are ill-equipped to fully understand these complexities. This book complements existing perspectives on sexual and gender diversity, contemporary China, and the politics and theories of justice, recognition, and similitude in global times.
Category: Social Science

Winter In China

Author : Bert Stern
ISBN : 9781499006384
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winter in China: An American Life (XLibris Press, 2014), introduces to American readers a man who was a mythic figure in China, though largely unknown in the West. Robert Winter lived through more than sixty years of China's turbulent twentieth century, while teaching Western culture in China's major universities. Winter was a man of many parts. Western scholars came to him for his intimate understanding of the daily life of Chinese people, both rickshaw pullers and intellectuals. He also played important roles in the anti-Japanese resistance and as an agent of an idealistic project by the famous literary critic I. A. Richards to enhance understanding between China and the West. Along with this, Winter's vital hobbies included gardening, nutrition (he was a follower of Adele Davis), oil painting, and musicology. Through it all Winter rode the often rough seas of history with dignity and courage, sometimes suffering the stings of Maoist anti-intellectual campaigns. Bert Stern learned the depth and scope of this story through a series of interview with the 97-year-old Winter, whom he restores to his rightful place in modern intellectual history. A Chinese edition of Winter in China will be published by Peking University Press in the spring of 2015.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Unspoken Rules

Author : Rachel Rosenbloom
ISBN : UVA:X004038049
Genre : Political Science
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"This courageous and groundbreaking book documents human rights violations against women in 30 countries around the world and discusses the strategies that lesbian activists and other human rights advocates have employed to challenge such oppression." "Placing lesbian rights within the framework of the broader struggle for women's human rights, this book demonstrates how women's rights and lesbian rights are linked in substantive ways. Both issues highlight how human rights distinctions between the private and public, as well as reluctance to address female sexuality, have perpetuated violations of women and kept them invisible. Furthermore, the defence of lesbian rights is integral to the defence of women's right to determine their own sexuality, to work at the jobs they prefer and to live as they choose with women, men, children or alone. Homophobia, it is argued, is used as a tool to keep women in line and force them to accept their society's assigned gender roles and limitations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Political Science

Chinese Women Organizing

Author : Ping-Chun Hsiung
ISBN : 185973541X
Genre : Social Science
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In the process of helping women to help themselves, female activists have assumed a decisive role in negotiating social and political transformations in Chinese society. This is the first book that describes and analyzes the new phase of women's organizing in China, which started in the 1980s, and remains a vital force to the present day. The political and social changes taking place in contemporary Chinese society have, surprisingly, received scant attention. This volume enriches our understanding of the working of grassroots democracy in China by exploring women's popular organizing activities and their interaction with party-state institutions. By subjecting these activities to both empirical enquiry and theoretical scrutiny, a rigorous analysis of the exchange, dialogue, negotiation and transformation among and within three groups of political actors - popular women's groups, religious groups and the All China Women's Federation - is concisely presented to the reader.This book will be of tremendous interest to students of Chinese Studies, Political Science and Gender Studies alike.
Category: Social Science

Queer Looks

Author : Martha Gever
ISBN : 9781136648250
Genre : Social Science
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Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.
Category: Social Science

The Chinese Americans

Author : Benson Tong
ISBN : UOM:39015056681748
Genre : History
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This fully revised and redesigned edition traces the Chinese experience in the United States from the 1780s to the present, demonstrating that Chinese Americans have played an active role in shaping the history of our nation. This revised edition includes new material on children's history, transnationalism, and health care, and the author has expanded his original text and included more Chinese American voices.
Category: History

Beijing Women Organizing For Change

Author : Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111812546
Genre : Social Science
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Since the 1980s, the women's movement in China has developed into a new historical phase with the rise and activity of various "popular" women's organizations. These organizations emerged when women began organizing to support vulnerable social groups, create social change, and challenge gender-based inequalities in society. This study introduces the origins and work of three important organizations--the Women's Research Institute/Maple Women's Psychological Counseling Center, the Jinglun Family Center, and the Migrant Women's Club--and describes the role played by these and other organizations in this new phase in the development of China's women's movement.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Contemporary China

Author : Robert E. Gamer
ISBN : UOM:39015077121526
Genre : Political Science
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The third edition of Understanding Contemporary China retains all the useful features of the previous editions, but has been thoroughly updated to reflect such current issues and challenges as China?s dynamic economic growth; its changing social and political culture; its growing international presence as a mediator, investor, and disburser of foreign aid; recent developments in the standoff with Taiwan; and the ever growing impact of environmental degradation.Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book was designed as a core text for ?Introduction to China? courses and can also be used effectively in a variety of discipline-oriented curriculums (especially political science and sociology). Numerous maps and photographs enhance the text.
Category: Political Science

U C Davis Law Review

Author : University of California, Davis. School of Law
ISBN : UCAL:B5405515
Genre : Law reviews
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Diaspora Philanthropy And Equitable Development In China And India

Author : Peter F. Geithner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114158467
Genre : Political Science
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In an era of accelerated globalization, the relationship between diaspora philanthropy and economic and social development is increasingly relevant. This volume advances understanding of diaspora philanthropy in Chinese American and Indian American communities, especially the implications for development of the world's two most populous countries.
Category: Political Science

Remaking China S Public Philosophy And Chinese Women S Liberation

Author : Jinghao Zhou
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123592334
Genre : Political Science
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Views women's liberation as a comprehensive project and part of the process of China's democratization by using the prism of public philosophy to examine Chinese women's liberation in a global context.
Category: Political Science

Neural

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213196277
Genre : Computer music
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Drowning Girls In China

Author : D. E. Mungello
ISBN : 9780742557321
Genre : History
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This groundbreaking book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China. Although infanticide and child abandonment were worldwide phenomena from antiquity down to the nineteenth century when massive numbers of children were still being abandoned in Europe, China was unique in targeting girls almost exclusively. Yet despite its persistence for two thousand years, little has been published on a practice that is deeply sensitive within China and little understood by outsiders. Drawing on little-known Chinese documents and illustrations, noted historian D. E. Mungello describes the causes and continuation of female infanticide since 1650 despite efforts by Confucian moralists, Buddhist teachings, government officials, and even imperial edicts to stop the practice. The arrival of Christian missionaries led to foreign involvement as well, with Catholic priests baptizing abandoned and dying infants in Nanjing and Beijing beginning in the early 1600s. Mission efforts peaked in the nineteenth century when the European-based Society of the Holy Childhood urged Catholic children to contribute their pennies to help neglected children in China. However, most of the infant victims were drowned at birth in the privacy of their homes, thereby escaping the scrutiny of the law and the public. Mungello brings this secretive practice to light with a nuanced and balanced analysis of the cultural, economic, and social causes of early infanticide and its contemporary manifestation in sex-selected abortion as a result of the government's one-child policy. Presenting female infanticide as a human rather than a distinctly Chinese problem, he estimates the tragic loss of girls in the millions.
Category: History