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Author Kohrman, Matthew, 1964-

Title Bodies of difference [electronic resource] : experiences of disability and institutional advocacy in the making of modern China / Matthew Kohrman.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- A biomythography in the making -- Why Ma zhun doesn't count -- Building a corporeal corporate body -- Speeding up life in Beijing -- Troubled sociality : the Federation-Canji relationship in Wenchang County -- Dis/ablement and marriage : ridiculed bachelors, ambivalent grooms.
Summary Bodies of Difference chronicles the compelling story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Keenly attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and personal exigency, Matthew Kohrman details ways that disability became a fount for the production of institutions and identities across the Chinese landscape during the final decades of the twentieth century. He looks closely at the creation of the China Disabled Persons' Federation and the lives of numerous individuals, among them Deng Pufang, son of China's Communist leade.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject People with disabilities -- China.
Biopolitics -- China.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520935563