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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

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

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0009

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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