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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press (March 26 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9888139827
  • ISBN-13: 978-9888139828
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,119,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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China is undergoing significant socioeconomic, cultural, and political changes. It offers an opportunity to examine how people develop their new perspective of what constitutes beauty, how they would work on their bodies in order to respond to new expectations and the new socioeconomic environment, and how the socialist state is loosening its grip on ordinary people. This book offers the excitement of considering social transformation in China.

(Tai-lok Lui, University of Hong Kong)

About the Author

Wen Hua received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Fantastic read Aug. 13 2013
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Great primer on changing beauty standards and requirements in China. Look forward to seeing more work from the author in the future.