Women's Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China

Women's Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China

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This is a critical inquiry into the connections between emergent feminist ideologies in China and the production of qmodernq women's writing from the demise of the last imperial dynasty to the founding of the People's Republic of China. It accentuates both well-known and under-represented literary voices from Qiu Jin and Lu Yin to Bai Wein, who intervened in the gender debates of their generation as well as contextualizes the strategies used in imagining alternative stories of female experience and potential. It asks two questions: First, how did the advent of enlightened views of gender relations and sexuality influence literary practices of qnew womenq in terms of narrative forms and strategies, readership, and publication venues? Second, how do these representations attest to the way these female intellectuals engaged and expanded social and political concerns from the personal to the national?Clearly a story such as this does not conform to the dominant Communist Party salvation narrative, noted by Lu Tonglin ... Set in Liancheng County in Fujian Province, the tale involves a girl forced by circumstance to cross-dress as a man ( aanbsp;...

Title:Women's Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China
Author:Amy D. Dooling
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2005-02-19


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