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.
By facilitating fresh dialogue between fields as diverse as the history of science, literary studies, diaspora studies, cultural anthropology, and contemporary Chinese film and cultural studies, Embodied Modernities addresses contemporary Chinese embodiments as they are represented textually and as part of everyday life practices. The book is divided into two sections, each with a dedicated introduction by the editors. The first examines Thresholds of Modernity in chapters on Chinese body cultures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--a period of intensive cultural, political, and social modernization that led to a series of radical transformations in how bodies were understood and represented.The second section on Contemporary Embodiments explores body representations across the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong today.
Contributors: Chris Berry, Louise Edwards, Maram Epstein, Larissa Heinrich, Olivia Khoo, Fran Martin, Jami Proctor-Xu, Tze-lan D. Sang, Teri Silvio, Mark Stevenson, Cuncun Wu, Angela Zito, John Zou.
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The violence of dominant cultural responses to these figures in the late twentieth century presents a marked contrast to the popular adulation of Republican - era gender - crossing figures like Mei Lanfang and Yu Jiaolong ...
... in the representation of Asian American men , who appear feminized in figures such as Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan . ... an admixture of James Bond karate and mainland flying action ) were brought together in the figure of Bruce Lee .
Lee turns back in fury , but the film does not even consider it worth showing us the actual crushing of this insect - like figure , and we cut immediately to the next morning and Wei's body hanging from a lamppost .