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Bodies of DifferenceExperiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China$
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Matthew Kohrman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520226449

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001

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Dis/ablement and Marriage

Dis/ablement and Marriage

Ridiculed Bachelors, Ambivalent Grooms

(p.171) Chapter 6 Dis/ablement and Marriage
Bodies of Difference

Matthew Kohrman

University of California Press

This chapter explores the problems of disabled men related to marriage in China, and relates the story of Zhang Pinxin, who was rejected by his bride-to-be because of his condition. It explains that analysis of courtship and marriage can help clarify further not just the significance of the nation-state, but that of a masculinist nation-state for the interrelated production of canji as a realm of Otherness and for the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) as an institution.

Keywords:   disabled men, marriage, courtship, China, nation-state, canji, CDPF

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