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From teen dating to public displays of affection, from the "fishing girls" and "big moneys" that wander discos in search of romance to the changing shape of sex in the Chinese city, this is a book like no other. James Farrer immerses himself in the vibrant nightlife of Shanghai, draws on individual and group interviews with Chinese youth, as well as recent changes in popular media, and considers how sexual culture has changed in China since its shift to a more market-based economy.

More and more men and women in China these days are having sex before marriage, creating a new youth sex culture based on romance, leisure, and free choice. The Chinese themselves describe these changes as an "opening up" in response to foreign influences and increased Westernization. Farrer explores these changes by tracing the basic elements in talk about sex and sexuality in Shanghai. He then shows how Chinese youth act out the sometimes-contradictory meanings of sex in the new market society. For Farrer, sexuality is a lens through which we can see how China imagines and understands itself in the wake of increased globalization. Through personal storytelling, neighborhood gossip, and games of seduction, young men and women in Shanghai balance pragmatism with romance, lust with love, and seriousness with play, collectively constructing and individually coping with a new culture based on market principles. With its provocative glimpse into the sex lives of young Chinese, then, Opening Up offers something even greater: a thoughtful consideration of China as it continues to develop into an economic superpower.

About the Author

James Farrer is professor of sociology and global studies at Sophia University, Tokyo.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Sex and the Market

1 Opening Up

And Other Stories

2 Scenes

High and Low

3 Characters

Big and Small

4 True Stories

From Romance to Irony

5 Talking Friends

For Love and for Fun

6 Feelings

Good and Memorable

7 Virginity

Purity of Purpose

8 Making Love

And Talking about It

9 Play

Dance and Sex

Methodological Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226238715
Author:
Farrer, James
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago and London
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Shanghai
Subject:
Shanghai (China) Social conditions.
Subject:
Youth - Sexual behavior - China - Shanghai
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones, 4 tables
Pages:
394
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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