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Harvard East Asian Monographs 265

Intimate Politics

Marriage, the Market, and State Power in Southeastern China

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674021280

Publication Date: 06/30/2006


344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 black and white photographs, 1 table, 3 maps

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  • Table, Maps, and Figures
  • Note on Romanization and Transcription
  • Introduction: Intimate Politics
  • Part 1: “The Hui’an Woman” as Feudal Subject
    • 1. Industrious Women and the Changing Meanings of Labor
    • 2. Fashioning Liberated Socialist Subjects
  • Part II: Intimate Life in the Post-Mao Era
    • 3. Marriage, Intimacy, and Late-Socialist State Power
    • 4. The Ties That Bind
    • 5. Stone-Carving Factories, Youth Culture. and the Lure of Consumption
  • Part III: The Production of Difference
    • 6. Ethnicity in Drag: Mass Media, Tourism, and the Politics of Representation
    • 7. Symbolic Citizenship in a Civilized Nation
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Propaganda Folk Songs and Protest Poetry
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Character List
  • Index

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