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By Wen Hua

plastic surgery in China has grown quickly in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce festival in all spheres of lifestyle, increasingly more girls reflect on plastic surgery as an funding to achieve "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and profession luck.

Building on wealthy ethnographic info, this ebook offers the views of ladies who've passed through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations at the back of their offerings. the writer explores how turbulent fiscal, socio-cultural and political adjustments in China because the Nineteen Eighties have produced big nervousness that's skilled via girls either mentally and bodily. This publication will attract readers who're attracted to gender reviews, China stories, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural reports.

Wen Hua bought her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the chinese language collage of Hong Kong. She has labored in academia and foreign organisations within the box of gender and improvement.

"China is present process major socio-economic, cultural in addition to political adjustments. It deals a chance to check how humans improve their new standpoint of what constitutes good looks, how they'd paintings on their our bodies with the intention to reply to new expectancies and the hot socio-economic surroundings, and the way the socialist country is loosening its grip at the traditional humans. This publication bargains its readers the thrill of taking a look at social transformation in China." — Tai-lok Lui, the college of Hong Kong

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