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Power of Weakness Four Stories of the Chinese Revolution

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ISBN-10: 1558615482

ISBN-13: 9781558615489

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ding Ling, Lu Hsun, Tani Barlow, Ding Ling

List price: $12.95
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This unique four-story collection juxtaposes the Chinese writing master Lu Hsun's pre-revolutionary fiction about rural women's personal sacrifices to custom and social expectations with Ding Ling's revolutionary inspirational literature of women's survival despite wartime atrocities. The result is a fascinating collection about the force of tradition and the historical moments that empower women to renegotiate their position in society. Named the "commander of China's cultural revolution" by Mao Zedong, Lu Hsun (1881__1936) is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Ding Ling (1904__1985) was one of modern China's most famous writers and cultural revolutionaries.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Ting Ling was born in 1904 in Lingli, Hunan. Her father died when she was very young, and her mother, inspired by the revolutionary ideas of Sun Yat-sen, sent her daughter to Shanghai to a girls' school run by the Communists. In 1924, Ting Ling moved in with a young writer, Hu Yeh-pin, and later they were joined by Shen Ts'ung-wen, forming a menage a trois. In 1928, she shocked literary circles with the publication of "Miss Sophie's Diary", which revealed the private thoughts of its female protagonists, including their frank admissions of sexual desires. After her common-law husband Hu Yeh-pin was executed by the Nationalists in 1931, Ting Ling became increasingly radical; she joined the…    

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