Body Modification in East Asia: An Introduction

@article{Henley2021BodyMI,
  title={Body Modification in East Asia: An Introduction},
  author={David Henley and Nathan Porath},
  journal={Asian Studies Review},
  year={2021},
  volume={45},
  pages={189 - 197}
}
ABSTRACT This short article introduces the special issue “Chasing Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Lightening in East Asia”. It highlights the scale of and interest in the current boom in these procedures across Northeast and Southeast Asia, and outlines some questions of causality and interpretation arising from that boom. It then summarises the contents of the other five contributions to the collection, and identifies a number of common themes and conclusions arising from them. These are: (1… 

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