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Message on the Body in the Chinese Netsphere

  • Katrien Jacobs

Abstract

This chapter focuses on naked bodies and bodily writing as online activism in mainland China—how artists and activists stage nakedness as a sensual yet engaged medium to challenge conservative family planning and acts of sexual abuse. Leta Hong-Fincher in her study of “leftover women” tells of a new wave of state propaganda against sexual enjoyment and eroticism that has emerged alongside a compulsive call for women to get married and procreate before the age of 25. This rhetoric aims to attract a highly educated pool of urban women who are needed to upgrade the quality of the population and who would otherwise be inclined to focus on their careers (Hong-Fincher 2014).

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Domestic Violence Body Politics Sexual Body Sexual Enjoyment 
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© Katrien Jacobs 2015

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  • Katrien Jacobs

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