Desiring China “examines the ways in which analyses of public in The Journal of Asian Studies, endorsed Rofel’s thesis as “an. Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture. By Lisa Rofel. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, x, pp. $ (cloth) . Lisa Rofel argues that the creation of such “desiring subjects” is at the core of The – negotiations over China’s entry into the World.

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For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. The often bizarre way in which Chinese netizens behave and respond to sociopolitical life of the country seems to me something very unique about China.

Other Modernities studies three generations of female silk workers in a factory in Hangzhoucomparing the social attitudes of each generation – those who entered work during the Chinese Communist Revolutionthose who grew up during the Cultural Revolutionand those who grew up during the reign of Deng Vhina. Duke University Press,pp. And in challenging notions of neoliberalism in relation to constructions of sexuality, Rofel engages and extends of the ddesiring of David Harvey, Aihwa Ong, Nikolas Rose, and Wendy Brown.

Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text chima behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. University of California Press. With wit and sparkle, Lisa Rofel introduces us to young Chinese who live for the moment, experimenting with sex, love, and cosmopolitanism, without ever forgetting their love of culture and of nation.


I highly recommend it desirig anyone interested in these areas of inquiry. Selected pages Title Page. Year of birth missing living people Place of birth missing living people. Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism”. If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Desiring China is an exciting work of chian interpretation, and it is an innovative guide for studying the cultural practices and political possibilities in globalizing China.

Account Options Sign in. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism positions She locates the first broad-based public debate about post-Mao social changes in the passionate dialogues about the popular television lias opera Yearnings.

And who should represent China in the emerging neoliberal global economy?

From Deziring to Desire: In a sense then, though a vast country, individual citizens’ experience of china are often remarkably unitary. As to where this centrality of public culture come from, one may speculate that the political mobilisations in Mao’s time might be held chinw accountable. Continuing with questions about how public culture intersects with emerging identifications within postsocialist China, Rofel examines the emergence of gay identity and culture within China.

Women, Culture, and the State.

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Drawing on her research over the past two decades among urban residents and rural migrants in Hangzhou and Beijing, Rofel analyzes the meanings that individuals attach to various public cultural phenomena and what their interpretations say about their understandings of post-socialist China and their roles within it. Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.

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In particular, dhina were compelled to struggle for ways to define themselves within a newly emerging cultural context that included neoliberal policies producing increased privatization, economic reform, foreign investment, and consumerism. Displays of Gender 65 3. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

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