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Why Sex Mattered: Science and Visions of Transformation in Modern China

  title={Why Sex Mattered: Science and Visions of Transformation in Modern China},
  author={H. Chiang},
Amidst the disintegration of the Qing Empire (1644-1911), men and women in China began to understand their differences in terms of modern scientific knowledge. Why Sex Mattered provides an explanation for the relatively recent emergence of a psycho-biological notion of sex in Chinese culture, focusing in particular on the ways in which the introduction of the Western biomedical sciences had transformed the normative meanings of gender, sexuality, and the body in the twentieth century. This… Expand
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