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The Resource After eunuchs : science, medicine, and the transformation of sex in modern China, Howard Chiang

After eunuchs : science, medicine, and the transformation of sex in modern China, Howard Chiang

Label
After eunuchs : science, medicine, and the transformation of sex in modern China
Title
After eunuchs
Title remainder
science, medicine, and the transformation of sex in modern China
Statement of responsibility
Howard Chiang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For much of Chinese history, the eunuch stood out as an exceptional figure at the margins of gender categories. Amid the disintegration of the Qing Empire, men and women in China began to understand their differences in terms of modern scientific knowledge. In After Eunuchs, Howard Chiang traces the genealogy of sexual knowledge from the demise of eunuchism to the emergence of transsexuality, showing the rise of new epistemic structures to be central to the formation of Chinese modernity. From anticastration discourses in the late Qing era to sex-reassignment surgeries in Taiwan in the 1950s and queer movements in the 1980s and 1990s, After Eunuchs explores the ways the introduction of Western biomedical sciences transformed normative meanings of gender, sexuality, and the body in China. Chiang investigates how competing definitions of sex circulated in science, medicine, vernacular culture, and the periodical press, bringing to light a rich and vibrant discourse of sex change in the first half of the twentieth century. He focuses on the stories of gender and sexual minorities themselves, as well as a large supporting cast of doctors, scientists, philosophers, educators, reformers, journalists, and tabloid writers, as they debated the questions of political sovereignty, national belonging, cultural authenticity, scientific modernity, human difference, and the power and authority of truths about sex. Theoretically sophisticated and far-reaching, After Eunuchs is an innovative contribution to the history and philosophy of science and queer and Sinophone studies
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chiang, Howard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Gender Identity
  • Social Perception
  • Transsexualism
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Castration
  • Sex Reassignment Procedures
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • China
Label
After eunuchs : science, medicine, and the transformation of sex in modern China, Howard Chiang
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: towards a genealogy of sex -- China castrated -- Vital visions -- Deciphering desire -- Mercurial matter -- Transsexual Taiwan -- Conclusion: China trans formed -- List of abbreviations -- Bibliography
Control code
on1046678375
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 391 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231546331
Lccn
2017055402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 540c30b7-d776-401a-bcff-82026d068b07
  • 22573/ctv4hqhqv
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046678375
Label
After eunuchs : science, medicine, and the transformation of sex in modern China, Howard Chiang
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: towards a genealogy of sex -- China castrated -- Vital visions -- Deciphering desire -- Mercurial matter -- Transsexual Taiwan -- Conclusion: China trans formed -- List of abbreviations -- Bibliography
Control code
on1046678375
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 391 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231546331
Lccn
2017055402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 540c30b7-d776-401a-bcff-82026d068b07
  • 22573/ctv4hqhqv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046678375

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