By Judith Farquhar
From consuming good in enhancing financial instances to thoughts of the overdue Nineteen Fifties famine, from the flavors of conventional chinese language drugs to modernity’s deepest sexual passions, this e-book argues that embodiment in all its varieties needs to be invented and sustained in public reflections approximately own and nationwide existence. As a lot at domestic in technology reviews and social conception as within the information of lifestyles in Beijing, this account makes use of anthropology, cultural stories, and literary feedback to learn modern chinese language lifestyles in a materialist and reflexive mode. For either Maoist and industry reform sessions, it is a tale of excessive tradition in appetites, wish in collective lifestyles, and politics within the physique and its dispositions.
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Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China (Body, Commodity, Text) by Judith Farquhar