Sporting Gender : Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making during China's National Crisis, 1931-45
- Hardback | 348 pages
- 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 640g
- 12 Jul 2013
- University of British Columbia Press
- Vancouver, Canada
- 38 b&w photos
Other books in this series
19 Dec 2014
22 Jul 2013
01 Jul 2010
31 Oct 2006
Table of contents
1 Zhang Huilan (1898-1996): The "Mother of Women's Modern Physical Education"
2 Nationalist and Feminist Discourses on Jianmei (Robust Healthy Beauty)
3 The Basketball Team of the Private Liangjiang Women's Tiyu Normal School
4 The Evanescent Glory of the Track Queens
5 "Miss China," Yang Xiuqiong (1918-82): A Female Olympic Swimmer
6 Sportswomen on Screen: The "Athletic Movie Star," Li Lili (1915-2005)
Notes; Glossary of Chinese Terms, Titles, and Names; Bibliography; Index
- Dorothy Ko, co-editor of "The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential texts in Transnational Theory" Gao's attention to the life stories of influential Chinese sporting women like Zhang Huilan, Lu Lihua, Yang Xiuqiong, and Li Lili adds much depth and texture to our understanding of Republican-era "tiyu." Her explication of the tensions of growing mass media production and the war with Japan help us to appreciate how notions of sport and gender were redefined during China's national crisis.
- Andrew D. Morris, author of Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan "Sporting Gender" is a fascinating account of the intersection of gender, sports, and popular culture in wartime China. Combining individual biography, national politics, and gender identity, Gao's book reveals the rise of women athletes as a new cultural force.
- Poshek Fu, author of Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese Cinemas
About Yunxiang Gao