Three Metaphors of Illness: a Study of the Relationships between the Individual and the State in the New Life Movement

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Title:
Three Metaphors of Illness: a Study of the Relationships between the Individual and the State in the New Life Movement
Author:
Yang, Xinyi
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis borrows Susan Sontag's analysis of "illness as metaphors" and discussed three different disease-related metaphors appeared in China's New Life Movement: disease as a metaphor of invaders; disease as a metaphor of Chinese traditional family; disease as a metaphor of national crisis. By analyzing how these metaphors were used by the state and the Kuomintang government, this thesis studies the increasing intervention of the state’s power in people's everyday life experience, the changing concepts of hygiene, disease, and body, as well as the relationships between the state and the individual in the New Life Movement.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
East Asian Studies
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; East Asian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ren, Hai

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThree Metaphors of Illness: a Study of the Relationships between the Individual and the State in the New Life Movementen_US
dc.creatorYang, Xinyien
dc.contributor.authorYang, Xinyien
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis borrows Susan Sontag's analysis of "illness as metaphors" and discussed three different disease-related metaphors appeared in China's New Life Movement: disease as a metaphor of invaders; disease as a metaphor of Chinese traditional family; disease as a metaphor of national crisis. By analyzing how these metaphors were used by the state and the Kuomintang government, this thesis studies the increasing intervention of the state’s power in people's everyday life experience, the changing concepts of hygiene, disease, and body, as well as the relationships between the state and the individual in the New Life Movement.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectEast Asian Studiesen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEast Asian Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRen, Haien
dc.contributor.committeememberRen, Haien
dc.contributor.committeememberKorkman, Zeynepen
dc.contributor.committeememberLanza, Fabioen
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