Sex Death and Hierarchy in a Chinese City

Sex  Death  and Hierarchy in a Chinese City

The first contemporary enthnographic account of urban life in China, "Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in a Chinese City" studies both public and private life, including such aspects as religious belief, gender images, family life, and sexual ...

Author: William R. Jankowiak

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231079605

Category: History

Page: 345

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The first contemporary enthnographic account of urban life in China, Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in a Chinese City studies both public and private life, including such aspects as religious belief, gender images, family life, and sexual attraction.
Categories: History

The Nanxun Legacy and China s Development in the Post Deng Era

The Nanxun Legacy and China s Development in the Post Deng Era

309-328; Xie Yu and Emily Hannum, “Regional Variation in Earning Inequality in Reform-Era Urban China. ... 180-200; William R. Jankowiak, Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in A Chinese City (New York; Columbia University Press, 1993).

Author: John Wong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814491136

Category: History

Page: 330

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In the spring of 1992, Deng Xiaoping made a historical tour of south China, popularly known as the Nanxun (”southern tour”). During the tour, he boldly called for more radical economic reform and further opening up of China. The Nanxun has become a political landmark in the history of the People's Republic of China, much like great events such as the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. Deng Xiaoping has left his own legacy for the country. The Nanxun belongs to Deng, just as the 1911 revolution belongs to Sun Yat-sen and the communist revolution to Mao Zedong. In this collection of articles, leading China scholars and experts analyze how the Nanxun has sparked off dynamic economic growth in China and drastically changed the political and social landscape of the country. Contents:Economic Growth and TransformationSocial Dynamism and Consequences of Economic TransitionIdeological Decline, Party Decay, and Return to Control?Legal Reforms and the Search for More Efficient Governance Readership: General readers. Keywords:
Categories: History

Chinese American Death Rituals

Chinese American Death Rituals

... 2001); and James L. Watson and Evelyn S. Rawski, eds., Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988). 8. William R. Jankowiak, Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in a Chinese City: An ...

Author: Sue Fawn Chung

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759114623

Category: History

Page: 368

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Death is a topic that has fascinated people for centuries. In the English-speaking world, eulogies in poetic form could be traced back to the 1640s, but gained prominence with the 'graveyard school' of poets in the eighteenth century often stressing the finality of death. Chinese American Death Rituals examines Chinese American funerary rituals and cemeteries from the late nineteenth century until the present in order to understand the importance of Chinese funerary rites and their transformation through time. The authors in this volume discuss the meaning of funerary rituals and their normative dimension and the social practices that have been influenced by tradition. Shaped by individual beliefs, customs, religion, and environment, Chinese Americans have resolved the tensions between assimilation into the mainstream culture and their strong Chinese heritage in a variety of ways. This volume expertly describes and analyzes Chinese American cultural retention and transformation in rituals after death.
Categories: History

Chinese Femininities Chinese Masculinities

Chinese Femininities Chinese Masculinities

Jankowiak discusses his research in much greater detail in his book Sex , Death , and Hierarchy in a Chinese City : An Anthropological Account A classic film about changes in women's lives in rural China of the 1980s is Carma Hinton and ...

Author: Susan Brownell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520221168

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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Chinese Literature: Lydia H. Liu
Categories: Social Science

Sex Science and Morality in China

Sex  Science and Morality in China

Hu Yan and Guo Nei (2001) 'Firm warning issued over fake Viagra', China Daily, 20 January 2001. ... Jankowiak, W.R. (1993) Sex, Death and Hierarchy in a Chinese City: An Anthropological Account, New York and Oxford: Columbia University ...

Author: Joanna McMillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317571704

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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After decades of near silence on the matter, sex is being talked about in China. But what is being said? Who is allowed to speak? And whose purposes are being served? This ground-breaking book takes a critical look at how sex in China is thought and talked about. Drawing on the work of the country’s foremost sex experts, and years of research in the field, it gives an overview of the sexual landscape in China today. Including new material on transsexuals, fetishism, sex aids and pornography, the book shows that the dominant ways of thinking about sex are neither innocent nor inconsequential, and that amid catalogues of prescriptions linking self-management to the collective good, people are making decisions about how to live their sexual lives. The most lively and accessible critique of sexual discourse, this book will be essential reading for scholars in Chinese studies, cultural studies and sexuality and gender studies.
Categories: Political Science

Social Media in Rural China

Social Media in Rural China

Sex, Death and Hierarchy in a Chinese City: An Anthropological Account. New York: Columbia University Press. Watson, J. L. 1988. The structure of Chinese funeral rites: Elementary forms, ritual sequence, and the primacy of performance.

Author: Tom McDonald

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781910634677

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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China’s distinctive social media platforms have gained notable popularity among the nation’s vast number of internet users, but has China’s countryside been ‘left behind’ in this communication revolution? Tom McDonald spent 15 months living in a small rural Chinese community researching how the residents use social media in their daily lives. His ethnographic findings suggest that, far from being left behind, many rural Chinese people have already integrated social media into their everyday experience.Throughout his ground-breaking study, McDonald argues that social media allows rural people to extend and transform their social relationships by deepening already existing connections with friends known through their school, work or village, while also experimenting with completely new forms of relationships through online interactions with strangers, particularly when looking for love and romance. By juxtaposing these seemingly opposed relations, rural social media users are able to use these technologies to understand, capitalise on and challenge the notions of morality that underlie rural life.
Categories: Social Science

From Village to City

From Village to City

Contemporary China: Society and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Jankowiak, William R. 1993. Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in a Chinese City: An Anthropological Account. New York: Columbia University Press. . 1995.

Author: Andrew B. Kipnis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520289710

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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"Between 1988 and 2013, the Chinese city of Zouping transformed from an impoverished village of 30,000 people to a bustling city of over 300,000, complete with factories, high rises, parks, shopping malls, and all the infrastructure of a wealthy East Asian city. From Village to City paints a vivid portrait of the rapid change of Zouping, its environs, and the lives of the once-rural people who live there. Despite its modernization and higher standards of living, Zouping is far from a utopia; its inhabitants face new challenges and problems such as alienation, class formation and exclusion, patriarchy, and pollution. To understand this transformation, Andrew B. Kipnis has developed a theory of urbanization, demonstrated in his compelling portrayal of an emerging metropolis and the hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows of the people who call it home"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Gender and nationalism in China at the turn of the millennium. In T. White & M. E. Sharpe (Eds.), China briefing 2000: The continuing transformation (pp. 195–232). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. ... Sex, death and hierarchy in a Chinese city.

Author: Carol R. Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306477706

Category: Social Science

Page: 1037

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The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures. The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department. Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Culture Name Index. Subject Index.
Categories: Social Science

Romantic Love and Sexual Behavior

Romantic Love and Sexual Behavior

On the Chinese Concepts of Face . " American Anthropologist 46 ( 1 ) : 45-64 , 1944 . Jankowiak , William . Sex , Death and Hierarchy in a Chinese City . New York : Columbia University Press , 1993 . ( ed . ) .

Author: Victor C. De Munck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275957268

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This interdisciplinary study explores Western assumptions about the relationship between romantic love and sex.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Chinese Society

Understanding Chinese Society

Jackson, Stevi and Sue Scott (eds) (2002) Gender: A Sociological Reader, London and New York: Routledge. Jankowiak, William R. (1993) Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in a Chinese City: An Anthropological Account, New York: Columbia University ...

Author: Xiaowei Zang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317422969

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This second edition of Understanding Chinese Society provides a comprehensive, readable, and well-grounded introduction to the key issues affecting contemporary China. A thorough analysis is undertaken not only of China’s family patterns, education system, status, hierarchy, and ethnic diversity, but also of China’s mass media, legal system and social control, work, and cultural expression. As well as being thoroughly updated and revised throughout, this edition offers new chapters on urbanization, the environment, and civil society in China. A team of international experts guide students though social issues including: What are the key features of the family and marriage institutions in China? How are women and men faring differently in Chinese society today? How are minorities faring in China? How does the education system differentiate Chinese society? How are religion and cultural traditions expressed? Including handy pedagogical features such as a chronology of the People's Republic of China, further reading suggestions, and related novels and films, Understanding Chinese Society is suitable for anyone studying Chinese Culture and Society, Chinese Studies and Asian sociology.
Categories: Social Science