Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948
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Beschreibung"Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948 "provides a compelling study of leading women writers in modern China, charting their literary works and life journeys to examine the politics and poetics of Chinese trans-cultural feminism within the boundaries of bourgeois feminist selfhood.
Unlike recent literary studies that focus on the discursive formation of the modern Chinese nation state and its gendering effects, Haiping Yan explores the radical degrees to which Chinese women writers re-invented their lives alongside their writings in distinctly conditioned and fundamentally revolutionary ways.
The book draws on these women's voluminous works and dramatic lives to illuminate the range of Chinese women's literary and artistic achievements and offers vital sources for exploring the history and legacy of twentieth-century Chinese feminist consciousness.
InhaltsverzeichnisContents Introduction: On Empowerment Chapter I Unseen Rhythms, Sea Changes Chapter II Qiu Jin and Her Imaginary Chapter III The Stars of Night: Bing Xin and the Literary Constellation of the 1920s Chapter IV Other Life: Bai Wei, Yuan Changying, and Social Dramas in the 1930s Chapter V War, Death, and the Art of Existence: Mobile Women in the 1940s Chapter VI Rhythms of the Unreal [I]: Early Ding Ling and a Feminist Passage Chapter VII Rhythms of the Unreal [II]: The Ding Ling Story and the Chinese Revolution Afterword: Then and Now
PortraitUniversity of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
Pressestimmen'...a powerfully written book that engages in a timely dialogue and debate with existing studies of Chinese women writers and women s writing; their meaning and significance with regard to the struggles of modern China; and the historical choices made in that violent first half of the twentieth century.' - Xueping Zhong, The Journal of Asian Studies 'Yan carefully balances historical inquiry and literary criticism to highlight the ways in which the writers aspired to overcome many of the pressures bearing on contemporary Chinese women ... Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination is an important complement to recent works by Tani Barlow and Nicole Huang.' - Norman Smith, Pacific Affairs, Winter 2006 "Yan Haiping's book is a welcome addition to the ongoing endeavor to reexamine women's recent literary past in the Chinese context." - Amy Dooling, Asian Theatre Journal 25, 2
Untertitel: 'Asia's Transformations (Hardco'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 299 Seiten