Ari Larissa Heinrich teaches in the Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body between China and the West, also published by Duke University Press, and coeditor of Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures.
Introduction. Biopolitical Aesthetics and the Chinese Body as Surplus 1
1. Chinese Whispers: Frankenstein, the Sleeping Lion, and the Emergence of a Biopolitical Aesthetics 25
2. Souvenirs of the Organ Trade: The Diasporic Body in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Art 49
3. Organ Economics: Transplant, Class, and Witness from Made in Hong Kong to The Eye 83
4. Still Life: Recovering (Chinese) Ethnicity in the Body Worlds and Beyond 115
Epilogue. All Rights Preserved: Intellectual Property and the Plastinated Cadaver Exhibits 139