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Bodies in China : philosophy, aesthetics, gender, and politics

Author: Jiehua Wen
Publisher: [Albany, New York] : State University of New York Press ; [Hong Kong] : The Chinese University Press, [2016] ©2016
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Uses Chinese philosophy to reframe Western scholarship on gender, body, and aesthetics. This book considers theorectical and philosophical discussions, reviews female aesthetical representations and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jiehua Wen
ISBN: 9781438466354 1438466358 9789629967857 9629967855 9781438466378 1438466374 9781438466361 1438466366
OCLC Number: 969828806
Description: xxv, 257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Contemporary feminist body theories and Mencius' ideas of body and mind --
Chinese philosophy and the suggestion of a matriarchal aesthetics --
Reclaiming the body: Francis Bacon's fugitive bodies and Confucian aesthetics on bodily expression --
Discourses on female bodily aesthetics and their early revelations in The book of songs --
Reflections on traditional Chinese women's embroidery: the subject of bodily expression, gender identity, and fashion --
Kissing in Chinese culture --
Expression extreme and history trauma in women's body art in China: the case of He Chengyao --
Notes on a Chinese garden: comparative responses to Arnold Berleant's environmental aesthetics --
Female bodily aesthetics, politics, and feminine ideals of beauty in Chinese traditions --
Beauty and the state: literati fantasy, iron girls, and the Olympics hoopla --
Psychoanalysis and women's physiology and psychopathology in feudal China: a case study by Pan Guangdan --
Fashioning body: Hong Kong Chinese women, fashion, and identity issues of the Sixties --
Sex and emotion: the representation of Chinese female sex workers in recent discourses and the cosmopolitan context.
Responsibility: Eva Kit Wah Man.

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