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Theorising Chinese Masculinity

Theorising Chinese Masculinity
Society and Gender in China

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  • Author: Kam Louie, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521806213

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  • In the first comprehensive analysis of Chinese masculinity. Kam Louie uses the concepts of wen (cultural attainment) and wu (martial valour) to explain attitudes to masculinity. This revises most Western analyses of Asian masculinity that rely on the yin-yang binary. Examining classical and contemporary Chinese literature and film, the book also looks at the Chinese diaspora to consider Chinese masculinity within and outside China.

    • Was the first comprehensive and theoretical examination of Chinese masculinty
    • Has insightful analyses of significant Chinese figures such as Confucius and modern writers such as Lao She and Ding Ling in terms of masculinity
    • Looks at the transformations of Chinese masculinity ideals in China and in the West
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    "Theorising Chinese Masculinity is a welcome addition to studies in gender--both globally and in terms of China specifically. The book is a boon for those teaching Chinese gender studies in that it offers accessible and stimulating insights into the iconography and representations of Chinese masculinity." Asian Studies Review

    "Theorising Chinese Masculinity is a lucid and concise analysis of the cultural archetypes shaping Chinese masculinity....Louie's monograph is...essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in gender in China." Intersections

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    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521806213
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing wen-wu: towards a definition of Chinese masculinity
    2. Portrait of the God of War Guan Yu: sex, politics and wu masculinity
    3. Confucius as sage, teacher, businessman: transformations of the wen Icon
    4. Scholars and intellectuals: representations of wen masculinity past and present
    5. The working-class hero: images of wu in traditional and Post-Mao fiction
    6. Women's voices: the ideal 'woman's man' in the twentieth century
    7. Lao She's The Two Mas and foreign wives: constructing wen masculinity for the modern world
    8. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat: internationalising wu masculinity
    9. Wen-wu reconstructed: Chinese masculinity hybridised and globalised
    Notes
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    Kam Louie, Australian National University, Canberra

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