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

ISBN-10: 0231107013

ISBN-13: 9780231107013

Edition: 1998

Authors: Amy D. Dooling, Kristina M. Torgeson

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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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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.10" wide x 8.98" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Amy D. Dooling is associate professor of Chinese at Connecticut College. She is the author of Women's Literary Feminism in Twentieth-Century Chinaand the coeditor and co-translator (with Kristina Torgeson) of Writing Women in Modern China: An Anthology of Literature by Chinese Women from the Early Twentieth Century.

AmyD. Dooling and Kristina M. Torgeson are advanced doctoral candidates in modern Chinese literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Excerpts from Stones of the Jingwei Bird
"Crisis in the Women's World"
"One Day"
"Separation"
"Lin Nan's Diary"
"Lusha - A Letter to Lu Yin"
"News From the Seashore - A Letter to Shi Pingmei"
"After Victory"
"Random Notes: Number Nine"
"The Woes of the Modern Woman"
"Intoxicated"
"Once Upon a Time"
"Harvest"
Southeast Flies the Peacock
Excerpts from War Diary
"Day"
"Woman"
Three poems
"Our Mistress's Parlor"
"Aunty Liu"
"Abandoned Child"
"A Sleepless Night"
Glossary
Supplemental Readings
Contributors