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Writing Women in Modern China: An Anthology of Literature by Chinese Women from the Early Twentieth-Century

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Writing Women in Modern China is the first major anthology in English to highlight the contributions of women to modern literary culture with respect to the heated gender debates of early twentieth-century China. Featuring examples of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry by eighteen writers, many of whom have been neglected by mainstream literary history, this collection demonstrates the creative diversity in modern women's writing.

The editors' introduction charts key developments in the study of gender, literature, and women's writing in modern China and provides an overview of the relevant historical events of this century's first three decades. From Qiu Jin's experimental narrative Stones of the Kingwei Bird, one of the earliest fictional representations of women's liberation from the traditional Confucian family, to Bing Xin's Our Mistress's Parlor, which presents a satire of an intellectual salon in 1930s Shanghai, Writing Women in Modern China offers an unrivaled opportunity to explore an important body of imaginative work.

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"Three generations of Chinese women's writings appear in this important collection of writings....Their writings, instead of presenting a unified image of the ideal modern woman, probe the dilemmas and conflicts faced by urban, educated Chinese women in an age of social and political upheaval." Dorothy V. Borei, Guilford College, Journal of Asian American Studies

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"The Writing Women in Modern China anthology draws together some of the most exciting writing that had a formative role in bringing to the surface a female consciousness in China which challenged many perceived standards of the day." Olivier Bruckhardt, Contemporary Review

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"The best anthology to date of feminist Chinese women's creative writing from the period 1905 to 1937....Given the importance of literature in Chinese culture, this may be the first book any college or public library should buy on the subject of modern Chinese feminism." Choice

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Spanning the first three decades of this century to the Sino-Japanese War, these twenty-two works of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry, each newly translated and prefaced by the author's photograph and a short biographical sketch, introduce women whose literary careers coincided with an era of tremendous social, political, and cultural turbulence.

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The past few years have seen a burgeoning effort to rethink questions of women, writing, and gender in modern China. Here 22 works of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry, each prefaced by the author's photograph and a short biographical sketch, introduce women whose literary careers coincided with an era of tremendous social, political, and cultural turbulence. 18 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Writing Women in Modern China is the first major anthology in English to highlight the contributions of women to modern literary culture with respect to the heated gender debates of early twentieth-century China. Featuring examples of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry by eighteen writers, many of whom have been neglected by mainstream literary history, this collection demonstrates the creative diversity in modern women's writing.

The editors' introduction charts key developments in the study of gender, literature, and women's writing in modern China and provides an overview of the relevant historical events of this century's first three decades. From Qiu Jin's experimental narrative Stones of the Kingwei Bird, one of the earliest fictional representations of women's liberation from the traditional Confucian family, to Bing Xin's Our Mistress's Parlor, which presents a satire of an intellectual salon in 1930s Shanghai, Writing Women in Modern China offers an unrivaled opportunity to explore an important body of imaginative work.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-394).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231107013
Translator:
Torgeson, Kristina M.
Author:
Torgeson, Kristina M.
Editor:
Dooling, Amy D.
Author:
Dooling, Amy D.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Asian - Chinese
Subject:
Chinese literature
Subject:
Women and literature -- China.
Subject:
Chinese literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Chinese literature -- Women authors.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern Asian literature series
Series Volume:
#16-5-1993
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.93x5.89x.86 in. 1.21 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Three generations of Chinese women's writings appear in this important collection of writings....Their writings, instead of presenting a unified image of the ideal modern woman, probe the dilemmas and conflicts faced by urban, educated Chinese women in an age of social and political upheaval."
"Review" by , "The Writing Women in Modern China anthology draws together some of the most exciting writing that had a formative role in bringing to the surface a female consciousness in China which challenged many perceived standards of the day."
"Review" by , "The best anthology to date of feminist Chinese women's creative writing from the period 1905 to 1937....Given the importance of literature in Chinese culture, this may be the first book any college or public library should buy on the subject of modern Chinese feminism."
"Synopsis" by , Spanning the first three decades of this century to the Sino-Japanese War, these twenty-two works of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry, each newly translated and prefaced by the author's photograph and a short biographical sketch, introduce women whose literary careers coincided with an era of tremendous social, political, and cultural turbulence.
"Synopsis" by , The past few years have seen a burgeoning effort to rethink questions of women, writing, and gender in modern China. Here 22 works of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry, each prefaced by the author's photograph and a short biographical sketch, introduce women whose literary careers coincided with an era of tremendous social, political, and cultural turbulence. 18 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Writing Women in Modern China is the first major anthology in English to highlight the contributions of women to modern literary culture with respect to the heated gender debates of early twentieth-century China. Featuring examples of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry by eighteen writers, many of whom have been neglected by mainstream literary history, this collection demonstrates the creative diversity in modern women's writing.

The editors' introduction charts key developments in the study of gender, literature, and women's writing in modern China and provides an overview of the relevant historical events of this century's first three decades. From Qiu Jin's experimental narrative Stones of the Kingwei Bird, one of the earliest fictional representations of women's liberation from the traditional Confucian family, to Bing Xin's Our Mistress's Parlor, which presents a satire of an intellectual salon in 1930s Shanghai, Writing Women in Modern China offers an unrivaled opportunity to explore an important body of imaginative work.

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