This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood, the dichotomy of "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (marital prowess) with "wen" paramount, epitomised by the fragile and pale scholar hero, has been transformed by the increasing integration of Chinese men into global culture. It...
To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge
The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan
This book shows how East Asian masculinities are being formed and transformed as Asia is increasingly globalized. The gender roles performed by Chinese and Japanese men are examined not just as they are lived in Asia, but also in the West. The essays collected here enhance current understandings of...
Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge
The Art of Reading Dragons
An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as grammar, language, gender, popular culture, film and the Chinese diaspora and employs the concepts of social semiotics to...
Published September 23rd 1998 by Routledge