By Kam Louie, Morris Low
This ebook exhibits how East Asian masculinities are being shaped and reworked as Asia is more and more globalized. The gender roles played by means of chinese language and jap males are tested not only as they're lived in Asia, but in addition within the West. The essays accrued the following increase present understandings of East Asian identities and cultures in addition to Western conceptions of gender and sexuality. whereas uncomplicated matters corresponding to masculine beliefs in China and Japan are tested, the publication additionally addresses matters together with homosexuality, women's perceptions of fellows, the position of recreation and nutrition and Asian males within the chinese language diaspora.
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For example, Zhang Juzheng, a Ming prime minister and famous reformer, is described by Shen Defu in Wanli yehuobian as “powdering his face and applying perfumed water, morning and evening without fail” [gaozhe zhixiang, zaomu dijin]. While such a practice is not in itself feminine, at this point in Chinese history it was understood to be. Shen also writes of personally seeing another high official who was over sixty but still powdered his face to an ivory complexion like a beautiful woman [xunbai ru mei furen], and that he had heard that the Wanli emperor also powdered his face and neck when meeting with his ministers.
Once they were married and began their own households, their feminine fantasies or forms of play soon ceased – unless, as was often also the case in the Qing dynasty, they became consumers/admirers of feminised young men who belonged to an entirely different class. If sexuality in China was a problem of beauty, time and time again the evidence also points to both sexuality and beauty as being matters of status. This has been shown in studies of homosexuality in China, as well as in feminist analysis of gender relations.
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