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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University of California Press. Other Desirihg 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 Xiaoping. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits.

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Through window displays, newspapers, soap operas, gay bars, and other public culture venues, Chinese citizens are negotiating what it means to be cosmopolitan citizens of the world, with appropriate needs, aspirations, and longings. The China Quarterly In pushing queer studies to consider global contexts and in suggesting that sexual politics are integral to our understandings of transnational encounters, Rofel engages the work of other scholars of transnational sexualities, including Martin Manalansan, Gayatri Gopinath, and Neferti Xina Tadiar.

And in challenging notions of neoliberalism in relation to constructions of sexuality, Rofel engages and extends of the work of David Harvey, Aihwa Ong, Nikolas Rose, and Wendy Brown. Views Read Edit View history. Televisual Love and Melodramatic Politics 31 2. In a study at once ethnographic, historical, and theoretical, she contends that neoliberal subjectivities are created through the production of various desires—material, sexual, and affective—and that it is largely through their engagements with public culture that people in China are imagining and practicing appropriate desires for the post-Mao era.


Consequently, it should appeal to a broad anthropological audience. Displays of Gender 65 3. Account Options Sign in. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Desiring China also engages with recent trends within transnational feminist and queer studies and foregrounds the ways in which productions of desire are central to global processes, including neoliberal economies and transnational encounters.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Desiring China “examines the ways in which analyses of public culture in China offer new ways to read desire”, [4] and was described by Patti Duncan in the NWSA Journal as “an exciting and important new work that pushes the boundaries lsa ethnography”.

Imagining Gay Identities 85 4. Desiring China is an exciting work of cultural interpretation, and it is an innovative guide for studying the cultural practices and political possibilities in globalizing China.

She locates the first broad-based public debate about post-Mao social changes in the passionate dialogues about the popular television soap opera Yearnings.

Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture”. Desiring China Perverse Modernities.

Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Retrieved 23 March These questions, with which Chinese citizens in a post-Mao China are currently grappling, allude to larger questions about the relationship between multiple desires and neoliberal economic policies.


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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. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

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Duke University Press,pp. In particular, viewers 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. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In a sense then, though a vast country, individual citizens’ experience of china are often remarkably unitary. The Journal of Asian Studies. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.