Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures
From feminist philosophy to genetic science, scholarship in recent years has succeeded in challenging many entrenched assumptions about the material and biological status of human bodies. Likewise in the study of Chinese cultures, accelerating globalization and the resultant hybridity have called into question previous assumptions about the boundaries of Chinese national and ethnic identity. The problem of identifying a single or definitive referent for the "Chinese body" is thornier than ever.
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... modern Chinese nation.18 Indeed , in a strong sense the body , understood as a series of constantly transforming concepts and practices in cultural and historical context , can be interpreted as symptomatic of Chinese modernities .
Clothing did not define the performing context for the body , in other words ; rather it was the body that determined the performing context for its clothing . But where Zhou Zuoren's obscene actor gave the clothing its “ femaleness ...
In “ One Kind of Reality , ” however , the embodied self— fragile as it already is - disappears entirely in the context of transplant . While the regenerative capacity of blood means that blood donation does not necessarily deplete the ...