This book provides a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. It adopts the tools of cultural studies and applies them to a previously conservative discipline. The authors tackle areas such as grammar, language, gender, popular culture, film and the Chinese diaspora. The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture is an engaging, and alternative, means of studying contemporary China. It helps to break down the boundaries between western cultural theory and Chinese culture to provide a more nuanced analysis of the Chinese and China.