The Shanghai textbook for fourth- and fifth-grade schoolboys aims to help them tackle problems associated with growing up. File photo: SCMP Pictures The Shanghai textbook for fourth- and fifth-grade schoolboys aims to help them tackle problems associated with growing up. File photo: SCMP Pictures
The Shanghai textbook for fourth- and fifth-grade schoolboys aims to help them tackle problems associated with growing up. File photo: SCMP Pictures
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Chinese textbook helps boys find masculine side amid ‘gender crisis’ caused by effeminate men in Japanese, Korean culture

Little Men, issued on Wednesday for Shanghai fourth and fifth-form schoolboys, sparks controversy for putting stress on masculinity in male-dominated country

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The Shanghai textbook for fourth- and fifth-grade schoolboys aims to help them tackle problems associated with growing up. File photo: SCMP Pictures The Shanghai textbook for fourth- and fifth-grade schoolboys aims to help them tackle problems associated with growing up. File photo: SCMP Pictures
The Shanghai textbook for fourth- and fifth-grade schoolboys aims to help them tackle problems associated with growing up. File photo: SCMP Pictures
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