Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua

By Wen Hua

Cosmetic surgical procedure in China has grown quickly in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce festival in all spheres of lifestyle, increasingly more girls think about plastic surgery as an funding to achieve "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and occupation success.

Building on wealthy ethnographic information, this publication provides the views of girls who've gone through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations at the back of their offerings. Wen Hua explores how turbulent monetary, sociocultural, and political adjustments in China because the Nineteen Eighties have produced monstrous anxiousness that's skilled either mentally and corporeally. This publication will attract readers who're drawn to gender stories, China reviews, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural studies.

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These early efforts culminated in the founding of the Union Medical College in Peking in 1908 jointly by the British and American missionary societies. In 1918, the ownership of this college was transferred to the China Medical Board of the Rockefeller Foundation which afterwards purchased additional land and erected a series of hospital buildings. In 1921, the Rockefeller Foundation formally founded the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), a medical institution based on the principles of Western medicine.

The white flag” (baiqi) refers to intellectuals who held bourgeois ideas and “the red flag” (hongqi) refers to those thought to be proletarian. 38 Buying Beauty Beauty as “Bourgeois Vanity”: Cosmetic Surgery in the Maoist Era After the establishment of the People’s Republic China, the development of cosmetic surgery remained entirely stagnant in the Maoist era due to the repression by the communist ideology. The CCP promoted a frugal lifestyle, within which simplicity was considered a virtue of the proletariat.

Aside from teaching and performing general surgery, since the 1920s, Webster and Chinese surgeons such as Zhang Xianlin and Dong Bingqi (P. G. Tung) at PUMC carried out some facial plastic surgeries, which marked the earliest cases of reconstructive surgery in China (Zhang D. S. 2005: foldout). Zhang 28 Buying Beauty Xianlin obtained his medical degree from New York University in 1929 and studied plastic surgery under Dr. Webster (Zhang D. S. 2006: 34). Dong Bingqi studied plastic surgery at St.

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