The Libidinal Economy of China

The Libidinal Economy of China : Gender, Nationalism, and Consumer Culture

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This book describes, from a psychoanalytical point of view, the desires and anxieties of contemporary Chinese nationalism as it evolved after the 1989 student protests and crackdown. The author also unwraps China's convoluted relationship with its Occidental Other, describing how the Western gaze plays an essential part in forming China's self-image.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 157 x 239 x 15mm | 345g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739192620
  • 9780739192627

About Perry Johansson Vig

Perry Johansson is professor at the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Consumer Culture, Nationalism, and the Beauty of Woman Chapter 1: Femininity after Mao Chapter 2: Repatriation of Difference Chapter 3: Fashion Anxiety Chapter 4: Breasts, Modernity, and White Skin Chapter 5: To Love a Western Woman Chapter 6: The Sexual Geopolitics of "China" Conclusion: The Gaze of the Other
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