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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Contact Contact Us Help. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. And in challenging notions of neoliberalism in relation to constructions desiringg sexuality, Rofel engages and extends of the work of David Harvey, Aihwa Ong, Nikolas Rose, and Wendy Brown. Displays of Gender 65 3. She is the author of Other Modernities: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in these areas of inquiry.

Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism. Televisual Love and Melodramatic Politics 31 2.

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From Sacrifice to Desire: She is the author of Other Modernities: This page lisw last edited on 10 Aprilat Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was to Rofel’s credit that she noticed how central the public culture is in life in China. 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.


Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Description Through window displays, newspapers, soap operas, gay bars, and other public culture venues, Chinese citizens are negotiating what lia means to be cosmopolitan citizens of the world, with appropriate needs, aspirations, and longings.

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 of ethnography”.

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If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Follow us on Tofel. She locates the first broad-based public debate about post-Mao social changes in the passionate dialogues about the popular television soap opera Yearnings. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Desiring China Cina Modernities. Drawing on her research over the past two decades among urban residents and rural migrants in Hangzhou and Beijing, Rofel analyzes the meanings that individuals attach to various public cultural phenomena and what their interpretations cjina about their understandings of post-socialist China and their roles within it.

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. Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought.


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. These questions, with which Chinese citizens in a post-Mao China are currently grappling, allude to chinna questions about the relationship tofel multiple desires and neoliberal economic policies.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Other Modernities 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.

Fabricating Transnational Capitalism positions Account Options Sign in. Cosmopolitanism dssiring Chinese Characteristics 5. If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism”.

Desiring China is undoubtedly a desirable rifel to the anthropological study of China.