Book Chapter

Introduction to part II

L Heinrich, F Martin

Published : 2006

Abstract

THE ESSAYS IN the first half of this volume explored representations of corporeality amidst the political and social turmoil of Republicanera Chinese modernity. The book's second half shifts our focus to the rapidly transforming corporeal imaginaries of the late modern period, between the 1980s and the present. This section underscores connections between the multiplicity of late-modern Chinese body representations and the multiple and fragmentary character of late-modern Chinese cultures more generally. These essays frame their inquiries against the backdrop of emergent transnationalisms and distinctive forms of late-modern culture found in presentday Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China, and ..

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