The representation and/or repression of Chinese women: from a socialist aesthetics to commodity fetish

@article{Quan2019TheRA,
  title={The representation and/or repression of Chinese women: from a socialist aesthetics to commodity fetish},
  author={H. L. T. Quan},
  journal={Neohelicon},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-21}
}
  • H. Quan
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • Sociology
  • Neohelicon
Women’s bodies are often sites for exploitation, political propaganda, and the materialization of normative gender ideologies. Given the long historical transcendence and impact of patriarchal systems of thought such as Confucianism, paired with the simultaneous invisible and visible gaze of the male consumer in the market system of contemporary China, how has the female body been represented and repressed in the Chinese context? Employing the perspectives of iconology and Marxist feminism as… 
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