By Lisa Rofel
Drawing on her learn over the last 20 years between city citizens and rural migrants in Hangzhou and Beijing, Rofel analyzes the meanings that folks connect to numerous public cultural phenomena and what their interpretations say approximately their understandings of post-socialist China and their roles inside it. She locates the 1st broad-based public debate approximately post-Mao social alterations within the passionate dialogues in regards to the renowned 1991 tv cleaning soap opera Yearnings. She describes how the emergence of homosexual identities and practices in China unearths connections to a transnational community of lesbians and homosexual males even as that it brings urban/rural and sophistication divisions to the fore. The 1999–2001 negotiations over China’s access into the realm alternate association; a arguable women’s museum; the ways in which younger unmarried ladies painting their longings on the subject of the privations they think their moms skilled; adjudications of the boundaries of self-interest in proceedings regarding homoerotic hope, highbrow estate, and client fraud—Rofel unearths all of those as websites the place wanting matters come into being.
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Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture (Perverse Modernities) by Lisa Rofel