A study of East Asian masculinities in an increasingly globalized Asia. It examines masculine ideals, homosexuality, women's perceptions of men, the role of sport and food, and Asian men in the Chinese diaspora.
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Asian Masculinities

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A study of East Asian masculinities in an increasingly globalized Asia. It examines masculine ideals, homosexuality, women's perceptions of men, the role of sport and food, and Asian men in the Chinese diaspora.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203987933
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/12/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 576 KB

Meet the Author

Kam Louie is Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Queensland. Author or co-author of numerous books and articles on Chinese culture, including Inheriting Tradition (Oxford UP, 1986), Chinese Literature in the Twentieth Century (Columbia UP, 1997), The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture (Routledge, 1998) and Theorising Chinese Masculinity (Cambridge UP, 2002).

Morris Low is senior lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Queensland. He is an historian of Japan with interests in science and technology, Australian-Japan relations, art, and issues relating to identity. He is the editor of Science, Technology and R&D in Japan, 3 vols. (Routledge, 2001) and co-author of Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan (Cambridge UP, 1999). He recently edited special issues of the journals Asian Studies Review (Blackwell), Osiris (University of Chicago Press) and History and Anthropology (Harwood)
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
1 Chinese, Japanese and global masculine identities 1
Pt. I "Soft" masculinities 17
2 "Beautiful boys made up as beautiful girls": anti-masculine taste in Qing China 19
3 Mr. Butterfly in Defunct Capital: "soft" masculinity and (mis)engendering China 41
4 Gay men, masculinity and the media in Japan 59
Pt. II Martial valour 79
5 The Emperor's sons go to war: competing masculinities in modern Japan 81
6 Sport and the construction of masculinity in the Japanese education system 100
7 Creating corporate warriors: the "salaryman" and masculinity in Japan 118
Pt. III Tracing lives 135
8 Rethinking male socialisation: life histories of Japanese male youth 137
9 The cooking man in modern Japanese literature 155
10 Desire and masculinity at the margins in Gu Cheng's Ying'er 177
Pt. IV Global masculinities 195
11 Male gender identities among Chinese male migrants 197
12 "Angry yellow men": cultural space for diasporic Chinese masculinities 220
Conclusion 244
Index 248
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