Sex and Sexuality in China
Edited by Elaine Jeffreys
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Sex and Sexuality in China by Elaine Jeffreys
Book DescriptionElaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's Republic of China. Commissioned from Western and mainland Chinese scholars of sex and sexuality in China, the chapters in this volume are marked by a diversity of subject material and theoretical perspectives, but turn on three related concerns. First, the book situates China's changing sexual culture and the nature of its governance in the socio-political history of the PRC. Second, it shows how China's shift to a rule of law has generated conflicting conceptions of citizenship and the associated rights of individuals as sexual citizens. Finally, the book demonstrates that the Chinese state does not operate strictly to repress 'sex'; it also is implicated in the creation of new spaces for sexual entrepreneurship, expertise and consumption. This comprehensive study is a valuable resource for scholars in the fields of sexuality studies and post-socialist societies and culture, directly appealing to both East Asia and China specialists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415401432
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elaine Jeffreys
Sex in China, Paperback (February 2015)
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 Sex in China introduces readers to some of the dramatic shifts that have taken place in Chinese sexual behaviours and attitudes, and public discussions of sex, since the 1980s.
China, Sex, and Prostitution, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Elaine Jeffreys
'China, Sex and Prostitution' is a topical and important critique of scholarship in China Studies concerning sexuality, prostitution and policing. Jeffrey's arguments are constructed in the form of detailed analysis of a wide range of primary texts.
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