Archive for July, 2007

This China’s Me generation is an interesting article fromTime. I’m just curious: Are we? or not?


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1.Gill, R. 2003, ‘From Sexual Objectification to Sexual Subjectification:
The Resexualisation of Women’s Bodies in the Media
”, *Feminist Media
Studies*, vol. 3, no. 1,* *pp. 100–106.

*The article begins at the second page aka p100*
*On this matter, we can also refer to another book:*

—- Bodies Imaged Women, Self-objectification and Subjectification. By Robinson, Shelagh 2004
2.Schein, L. 1994, ‘The Consumption of Color and the Politics of White Skin in Post-Mao China‘, *Social Text*, no. 41,* *pp. 141-164.

*The one about ‘white women’s image’ in and the shifting perspective in
looking at them from 1980s to 1990s in China*

3. *In order to under what Gill and Schein talked about ‘the gaze’, you might need to review Laura Mulvey’s seminal work on theorising ‘the male gaze’:*
Mulvey, L. 1975, ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema‘, *Screen*, vol. 16, no. 3,* *pp. 6-18.

* This article is largely based on psychoanalysis methods. But the concept of ‘the male
gaze’ is an important one.

4. On important historical shifts in contemporary China:

Lu, S.H.P. 1996, ‘Postmodernity, Popular Culture, and the Intellectual: A
Report on Post-Tiananmen China
‘, *boundary 2*, vol. 23, no. 2,* *pp.

5.Perry, E.J. 1993, ‘China in 1992: An Experiment in Neo-Authoritarianism‘,
*Asian Survey*, vol. 33, no. 1,* *pp. 12-21.

6. If there is further interest, I have also attached a chapter “neoliberalism
with Chinese characteristics” from:

Harvey, D. 2005, *A Brief History of Neoliberalism*, Oxford University

7. *The Taiwan media scholar Ke Yufen’s article on Hello Kitty explains quite
a few media studies notions (esp. Frankfurt School and Baudrillard) in

Ke, Y. 2001, ‘*流行文化中認同政治的產製:以凱蒂貓的消費為例* (Production of identity politics in
popular culture: an example from the consumption of Hello Kitty)
*‘, in 郭良文(ed.), *《台灣的廣告發展》*, 學富文化, Taipei, pp. 273-293.

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Attwood, Feona. 2006. Sexed up: Theorizing the Sexualization of Culture. Sexualities. 9(1): 77-94.

Edwards, Louise. 2000. Policing the modern women in Republican China. Modern China. 26(2): 115-147.

Eggins, Suzanne & Iedema, Rick. 1997. Difference without Diversity: Semantic Orientation and Ideology in Competing Women’s Magazines. in Wodak, Ruth(ed.). 1997. Gender and Discourse. London: Sage Publication.

Holland, Patricia. 1998, ‘The politics of the smile.‘Soft news’ and the
sexualisation of the popular press
‘, Cynthia Carter, Gill Branston and
Stuart Allan, /News, Gender and Power/. London and New York: Routledge,
pp. 17-32.

McNair, Brian. 2002. Striptease Culture: Sex, Media, and the Democratisation of Desire. London: Routledge.

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