By Wen Hua

ISBN-10: 9888139827

ISBN-13: 9789888139828

plastic surgery in China has grown swiftly in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce pageant in all spheres of everyday life, an increasing number of girls contemplate plastic surgery as an funding to realize "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and profession luck.

Building on wealthy ethnographic information, this e-book offers the views of girls who've gone through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations at the back of their offerings. the writer explores how turbulent fiscal, socio-cultural and political adjustments in China because the Nineteen Eighties have produced large anxiousness that's skilled via ladies either mentally and bodily. This booklet will attract readers who're drawn to gender reports, China experiences, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural reviews.

Wen Hua obtained her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the chinese language college of Hong Kong. She has labored in academia and foreign firms within the box of gender and improvement.

"China is present process major socio-economic, cultural in addition to political alterations. It bargains a chance to envision how humans advance their new viewpoint of what constitutes good looks, how they'd paintings on their our bodies so one can reply to new expectancies and the recent socio-economic setting, and the way the socialist nation is loosening its grip at the traditional humans. This booklet deals its readers the buzz of social transformation in China." — Tai-lok Lui, the college of Hong Kong

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