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As Normal as PossibleNegotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Ching Yau

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume poses new challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. Issues related to sexuality have ... More

The Asian ModernCulture, Capitalist Development, Singapore

The Asian Modern: Culture, Capitalist Development, Singapore

C. J. W.-L. Wee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098596
eISBN:
9789882207509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098596.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is an account of how the modernization processes for postcolonial societies in Asia such as India, Malaysia, and Singapore are fraught with collaborations and conflicts between different ... More

Buying BeautyCosmetic Surgery in China

Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

WEN Hua

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cosmetic surgery in China has grown rapidly in recent years of dramatic social transition. Facing fierce competition in all spheres of daily life, more and more women consider cosmetic surgery as an ... More

Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and SingaporeGender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume contains published articles by the author, who was a pioneer in the field of social anthropology in the post-war period and also the first president of the revived Hong Kong Branch of the ... More

Celebrity in China

Celebrity in China

Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is a book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction ... More

Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

David Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book offers a bridge into the critical understanding of modern Chinese art through its encounter with the world beyond China's borders. It demonstrates Chinese art's interconnections with ... More

The Chinese ExoticModern Diasporic Femininity

The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Olivia Khoo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines new representations of diasporic Chinese femininity emerging from Asia Pacific modernities since the late twentieth century. Through an analysis of cultural artefacts such as ... More

Chinese OperaThe Actor's Craft

Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Siu Wang-Ngai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid ... More

Christian Women in Chinese SocietyThe Anglican Story

Christian Women in Chinese Society: The Anglican Story

Wai Ching Angela Wong and Patricia P. K. Chiu (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9789888455928
eISBN:
9789888455379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455928.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume expands on the long-standing debates about whether Christianity is a collaborator in, or a liberating force against the oppressive patriarchal culture for women in Asia through the ... More

The Cinema of Feng XiaogangCommercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Rui Zhang

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Beginning first as a case study of Feng Xiaogang, this book explores Chinese film history since the early 1990s in terms of changes in the Communist Party's film policy, industry reforms, the ... More

Civility and Its DevelopmentThe Experiences of China and Taiwan

Civility and Its Development: The Experiences of China and Taiwan

David C. Schak

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455973
eISBN:
9789888455492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455973.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

How does civility, defined as considerate treat of others, including strangers, and of the public space, develop in a society? This book aims to answer this question by comparing the processes and ... More

Conditional SpacesHong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Denise Tse-Shang Tang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083015
eISBN:
9789882209855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083015.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop ... More

Contact MomentsThe Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Katsuhiko Suganuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book analyses a rich archive of cultural texts from gay male subcultures in the postwar period, depicting moments of contact between Japanese and Western queer cultures. The author demonstrates ... More

Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Wai-man Lam and Percy Luen-tim Lui (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This new and fully revised edition of Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics critically assesses the main strands of continuity and change in Hong Kong's government and politics since the ... More

Contesting the Myths of Samurai BaseballCultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Christopher T. Keaveney

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Japanese passion for the game of baseball stretches back over one hundred years, and has its origins in the Meiji period. Baseball has long been Japan’s national pastime, and the game constitutes ... More

The Cosmopolitan DreamTransnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age

The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age

Derek Hird and Geng Song (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455850
eISBN:
9789888455478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455850.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What does it mean to be a mainland Chinese man in a transcultural world? What resources do mainland Chinese men utilise to perform a masculinity that is both Chinese and cosmopolitan? This volume ... More

Crime and the Chinese Dream

Crime and the Chinese Dream

Børge Bakken (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888208661
eISBN:
9789888455119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208661.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

“Crime and the Chinese Dream” is edited by Børge Bakken. Although official propaganda emphasizes the Chinese Dream as the dream of all Chinese - a strong China with a prosperous population - but the ... More

Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast AsiaWhat a Difference a Region Makes

Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes

Chris Berry, Nicola Liscutin, and Jonathan D. Mackintosh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099746
eISBN:
9789882206793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099746.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

These essays highlight regional cross-fertilization in music, film, new media, and popular culture in Northeast Asia. They include analysis of gender and labor issues amid differing regulatory ... More

Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South ChinaTransborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Eric Kit-wai Ma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083459
eISBN:
9789882209329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is a study of consumer desire and cultural production in China through the lived experience of ordinary people. It focuses on the complex and changing cultural patterns in Hong Kong's ... More

Dialogue

Dialogue

Lu Xiao

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028122
eISBN:
9789882206816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What forces continue to oppress and restrain women artists in contemporary China? Some powerful answers are provided in this fictional memoir of an author who played an important role in the ... More

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