Meinü Jingji/China's beauty economy: Buying looks, shifting value, and changing place

@article{Xu2007MeinJB,
  title={Mein{\"u} Jingji/China's beauty economy: Buying looks, shifting value, and changing place},
  author={Gary Xu and Susan Feiner},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={307 - 323}
}
  • Gary Xu, Susan Feiner
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
  • Abstract Along with the new products, modes of behavior, and economic relations that followed China's 2001 accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) came the introduction of new words to everyday language. The term meinü jingji, “beauty economy,” is increasingly ubiquitous, describing everything from beauty pageants, modeling competitions, advertisement, cosmetics, and cosmetic surgery to tourism, TV, and cinema, and even extending to China's success in the Athens Olympics. One of the… CONTINUE READING
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