Download Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in by Kam Louie, Morris Low PDF

By Kam Louie, Morris Low

This publication exhibits how East Asian masculinities are being shaped and reworked as Asia is more and more globalized. The gender roles played through chinese language and jap males are tested not only as they're lived in Asia, but in addition within the West. The essays amassed right here improve present understandings of East Asian identities and cultures in addition to Western conceptions of gender and sexuality. whereas easy concerns resembling masculine beliefs in China and Japan are tested, the publication additionally addresses concerns together with homosexuality, women's perceptions of fellows, the position of game and nutrients and Asian males within the chinese language diaspora.

Show description

Read or Download Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan PDF

Best gender studies books

Gender Play in Mark Twain: Cross-dressing and Transgression (Mark Twain and His Circle Series)

Twain bothered gender in a lot of his in a different way conventional fiction, depicting little ones whose sexual identities are switched at delivery, tomboys, same-sex married undefined, or even a male French painter who impersonates his personal sister and turns into engaged to a different guy. Morris examines and translates Twain s exploration of characters who transgress gendered conventions whereas tracing the measure to which issues of gender disruption engage with different issues, equivalent to his critique of race, his crisis with demise in his vintage boys books, and his career-long preoccupation with twins and twinning.

Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

The instruction manual of Gender and Women's reviews provides a complete and interesting overview of the latest advancements in the box, together with the research of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural flip' and globalization. The authors evaluation present study and provide serious analyses of women's and gender stories in paintings, the welfare kingdom, kinfolk, schooling, faith, violence and struggle and feminist worldwide politics.

Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach

Kessler and McKenna convincingly argue that gender isn't a mirrored image of organic truth yet fairly a social build that varies throughout cultures. necessary for its insights into gender, its huge remedy of transsexualism, and its ethnomethodological strategy, Gender experiences and opinions info from biology, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.

Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement

The 'material flip' in severe concept - and especially the flip in the direction of the physique coupled with clinical insights from biomedicine, biology and physics - is changing into a big direction in fields of humanities-based scholarly inquiry. fabric and technological philosophies play an more and more primary function in disciplines resembling literary reviews, cultural reports, background, functionality and aesthetics, to call just a couple of.

Additional info for Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan

Sample text

It was a feminine masculinity that was most widely admired. 21 For what was considered the ideal male form and personality in the mind of the Qing literati is what we currently perceive to be the antithesis of masculinity. While it is now well recognised that the aesthetics of gender are malleable and that boundaries shift over different historical periods, identifying the conditions that constituted a particular sensibility requires a careful tracing of gender representations against the historical background of both textual and social practice.

However, at the same time – and this becomes more obvious in developments within the world of theatre – beauty was a matter of power, summed up, for example, in the relationship of the observer and the observed, the literati and the boy-actors who were used as the site of their fantasies. There is a sense, both in the novels and in theatrical performance, of a search for newer and fresher forms of beauty, and of pursuing a form of beauty free from the demands of the “real world”. This search focused on experiments with the feminine, but was limited to cultural products that were, to all intents and purposes, exclusively imagined by men.

Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia 20–1: 36–47. ——. 1990. Gender imperatives in Honglou meng: Baoyu’s bisexuality. Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles and Reviews 12, December: 69–81. ——. 1994. Men and women in Qing China: Gender in The Red Chamber Dream. J. Brill. Fengyuexuan Youxuanzi. Langshi [Tales from a life of indulgence]. Guangxu (1875–1908), movable type edition. Fengyun Shanren. 1985. Tiehuaxian shi [The story of the iron flower fairy]. Shenyang: Chunfeng wenyi chubanshe. Furth, Charlotte.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 7 votes