Making National Heroes: The Exemplarist Production of Masculinities in Contemporary China
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AbstractThis book is an ethnography on the making of national heroes in the commemoration of the Second World War in contemporary China. Foregrounding the actors’ experience with reference to the craze for male heroism, it examines how masculinity and nationalism entangle in recollecting war memories. Careful examination of the gendering process of nationalism embedded in this search for and celebration of exemplary men directs our attention to the social imaginary of gendered nationhood at a local level, to the operations of masculine fantasy in the media, to the lived experience of social actors in this movement, and the institutional infrastructure of civic engagement in China.
Acceptance Date30/10/2023
All Author(s) ListJacqueline Zhenru LIN
Series TitleTransnational Asian Masculinities
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages1 - 192
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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