The Libidinal Economy of China : Gender, Nationalism, and Consumer Culture
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.
- Hardback | 152 pages
- 157 x 239 x 15mm | 345g
- 29 Oct 2015
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Perry Johansson Vig
Perry Johansson is professor at the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.
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