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Author Zhu, Jing (Historian), author
Title Visualising ethnicity in the Southwest borderlands : gender and representation in Late Imperial and Republican China / by Jing Zhu
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  909.28 Z63    DUE 10-14-23    30580003496945
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N72.S6 Z63 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001364884
 RCHSS Library  N72.S6 Z49 2020    DUE 05-25-22    30560400693799
Descript xviii, 312 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Series Emotions and states of mind in East Asia, 1878-8084 ; volume 9
Emotions and states of mind in East Asia ; v. 9
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Edinburgh, 2018
Introduction: The Chinese Imperial Model in the Southwest Borderland: Gender, Visuality and Transitions -- 1. Gender Inversion and the Power of Representation: Imagining and Visualising Ethnic Minority Women's Masculinity -- 2. Dancing in the Moonlight: Fashioning Sexuality of Non-Han People -- 3. Yiguan Zhuangmao 衣冠狀貌 (Clothes, Hat, and Physical Body): Materialising and Symbolising Human Variations -- 4. Imperial Images? Rethinking Miao albums and Ethnographic photography
"This book explores the mutual constitutions of visuality and empire from the perspective of gender, probing how the lives of China's ethnic minorities at the southwest frontiers were translated into images. Two sets of visual materials make up its core sources: the Miao album, a genre of ethnographic illustration depicting the daily lives of non-Han peoples in late imperial China, and the ethnographic photographs found in popular Republican-era periodicals. It highlights gender ideals within images and develops a set of "visual grammar" of depicting the non-Han. Casting new light on a spectrum of gendered themes, including femininity, masculinity, sexuality, love, body and clothing, the book examines how the power constructed through gender helped to define, order, popularise, celebrate and imagine possessions of empire"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Art and society -- China -- History -- 19th century
Art and society -- China -- History -- 20th century
Minorities -- China, Southwest -- Pictorial works
Minorities in art
Sex role in art
Imperialism in art
China, Southwest -- In art
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