Good Quality: the Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Good Quality is an assemblage ethnography of how sperm banking came to be routinized in China. Based on 8 years of episodic fieldwork at China’s oldest and largest sperm bank in Changsha, Hunan province, the book meticulously chronicles how, beginning in the early 1980s, a unique style of sperm banking would emerge in China, shaped by the cultural, juridical, economic and social configurations that make up China’s restrictive reproductive complex.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages229
ISBN (Print)9780520297784
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Reproductive Techniques, Assisted, Sperm donation, Infertility, family planning, China, sperm banking

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