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Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China (Asia


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Preface Fieldwork Notes on Terminology Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction The Game of Weiqi New Technologies The Ranking System Gender Coding and the Naturalization of Difference Weiqi Women Ambiguous Identities and Taiwan's Women's Team Constructing Masculinities and the Weiqi Sphere Chapter 2. Multiple Metaphors and Mystical Imaginaries: A Cultural History of Weiqi The Rules Weiqi in Comparison with Chess Religious Mysticism and Historical Teleologies From Stigma to Status Weiqi's War Imagery Chapter 3. Nation, Race, and Man The Scholar and the Warrior Chinese Masculinities: Individual Formation and Nationalist Discourses Anti-Japanese Sentiments as Nation Building Japan's Weiqi Legacy Mastering East Asia: National Rivalries and International Competitions Conceptualizing Nations, Rethinking Play An Unexpected Nostalgia for the Japanese Era Chapter 4. Becoming Men: Children's Training in Contemporary China Weiqi Teachers and the Confucian Ideal Modernizing Influences--Weiqi Schools as Corporate Structures The Students Weiqi as a Disciplinary Mechanism Weiqi as Sport--Beyond the Cartesian Divide Disciplining Parents Chapter 5. A Certain Man: University Students, Amateurs, and Professionals Class Consciousness and Relentless Competition Suzhi Weiqi's Suzhi Discourse The Peking University Weiqi Team, Ranks, and the Amateur/Professional Divide Professional Training Facing the Future Chapter 6. Retirement and Constructions of Masculinity Among Working Class Weiqi Players First Contact Retirement Park Culture Kibitzing as a Social Ideal Lived Histories Masculinity Among the Working Class at the Park Chapter 7. Conclusion: Looking Forward to a Bygone Age Glossary of Terms Citations Index

About the Author

Marc L. Moskowitz is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Cries of Joys, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations.


"Moskowitz advances our understanding of the key roles that sports play in gendering societies in Asia ... this book is Invaluable." -- Yunxiang Gao Signs

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