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Chinese women are now pursuing cosmetic surgery as a way to increase their “beauty capital” and create new opportunities for social and professional success. Building on rich ethnographic data, this book shares the perspectives of women who have undergone cosmetic surgery and illuminates the motivations behind their decision. Wen Hua explores turbulent economic, sociocultural, and political change in China since the 1980s and its production of immense mental and corporeal anxieties.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part I: Cultural Background of Cosmetic Surgery
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 1. The Cultural History of Plastic Surgery in China
  2. pp. 25-50
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  1. 2. China’s First “Artificial Beauty”
  2. pp. 51-7
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  1. Part II. “Beauty Capital” in Social Transition
  2. pp. 73-89
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  1. 3. “Being Good-Looking is Capital”
  2. pp. 75-98
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  1. 4. From the “Iron Rice Bowl” to the “Rice Bowl of Youth”
  2. pp. 99-122
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  1. Part III. The Beauty Economy and “Beauty Diplomacy”
  2. pp. 123-139
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  1. 5. The Commodification of the Body
  2. pp. 125-146
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  1. 6. China’s Beauty Economy and Beauty Ideology
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. Part IV. Globalization and the Changing Image of Beauty
  2. pp. 165-181
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  1. 7. From Barbie Doll to the Korean Wave
  2. pp. 167-186
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  1. 8. Between the Local and the Global
  2. pp. 187-204
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 205-214
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 215-222
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  1. References
  2. pp. 223-242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-253
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  1. [Image Plates]
  2. pp. 270-281
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882208506
Related ISBN
9789888139811
MARC Record
OCLC
827208605
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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