Achim Mittag

Body – State – Cosmos

Random Notes on the Thinking of the Body in China

The reason why we have terrible vexations is that we have a body. images Daodejing images (c. late fifth century BCE), section 13

Introduction

More than twenty years ago, in 1994, an essay volume was published unter the title “Body, Subject and Power in China”. This rich and thought-provoking volume with a wide range of topics opened up a new field of study revolving around experiences of the body specific to Chinese history, engendered subjectivities, and other issues of bodiliness ...

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