Cultural Anthropology has published a number of essays on the politics of the body. See S. Lochlann Jain’s “Cancer Butch” (2007), Diane M. Nelson’s “Stumped Identities: Body Image, Bodies Politic, and the Mujer Maya as Prosthetic” (2001), Judith Farquhar’s “Technologies of Everyday Life: The Economy of Impotence in Reform China” (1999), and Christine J. Walley’s “Searching for "Voices": Feminism, Anthropology, and the Global Debate over Female Genital Operations” (1997).
Cultural Anthropology has also published essays on narrative and history. See for example, Joseph Masco’s “"Survival is Your Business": Engineering Ruins and Affect in Nuclear America” (2008), Laura A. Lewis’ “Of Ships and Saints: History, Memory, and Place in the Making of Moreno Mexican Identity” (2001), Donald Pollock’s “Training Tales: U. S. Medical Autobiography” (1996), Jonathan Friedman’s “Myth, History, and Political Identity” (1992).
Matthew Kohrman is assistant professor of anthropology at Stanford University.
LINKS FROM THE ESSAY, "AUTHORIZING A DISABILITY AGENCY IN POST-MAO CHINA"
China Disabled Persons' Federation
Deng Pufang - Awarded United Nations Human Rights Prize
Press release by the Foreign Ministry of the PRC (12/2003)
The People's Republic of China
Official web portal of the Central People's Government of the PRC
Chinese Communist Party
Overview and links from China Today
Peking University (Beida)
Deng Xiaoping - Reformer with an iron fist
CNN In-Depth Special - Visions of China: Profile of Deng Xiaoping
World Health Organization - Disabilities
Health topics webpage
Global organization partnered with the UN
The May Fourth Movement, 1919
Primary sources and discussion questions from the Columbia University, East Asian Curriculum Project
"My Dream" Trailer - China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe
APA Interview with Tai Lihua from "My Dream"
OTHER MEDIA LINKS
"The Red Guards: Today, China; Tomorrow, the World" (1966)
Time Magazine article published September 23, 1966
Virtual Museum of the "Cultural Revolution"
Multimedia website created by China News Digest International
Interview with Deng Pufang (2003)
People's Daily, staff reporter Yuan Jianda
Film and multimedia website about the cultural revolution
"Mao's Red Guards 40 Years Later -- Victimizers or Victims?" (12/26/06)
New America Media, News Feature, Xujun Eberlein
Mao Tse-tung (Zedong) Internet Library
English translations of the Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung
Asia for Educators - Columbia University
Large multimedia website providing a variety of educational resources that focus on China and Japan
OTHER ORGANIZATION LINKS
China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe
Disabled Peoples' International Asia-Pacific Region
World Institute on Disability
United Nations Enable
UN website providing information and promoting the rights of persons with disabilites
RELEVANT SCHOLARLY WORK
Anagnosi. Ann. National Past-Times: Narrative. Representation, and Power in Modern China. Durham. NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
Brownell, Susan. Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People's Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Evans, Richard. Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China. London: Penguin, 1995.
Li Zhisui. The Private Life of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician. New York: Random House, 1994.
Litzinger, Ralph. Other Chinas: The Yao and the Politics of National Belonging. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.
Qin Yan. Deng Pufang de lu (The Deng Pufang road). Taiyuan: Shuhai Chubanshe, 1992.
Stone, Emma. (2001) "Disability, Sport, and the Body in China." Sociology of Sport Journal 18(1): 51-68.
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