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Imagining sisterhood in modern Chinese texts, 1890-1937

Author: Yun Zhu
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates sisterhood as a converging thread that wove female subjectivities and intersubjectivities into a larger narrative of Chinese modernity embedded in a newly conceived global context. It focuses on the period between the late Qing reform era around the turn of the twentieth century and the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937, which saw the emergence of new ways of depicting Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zhu, Yun, 1979- author.
Imagining sisterhood in modern Chinese texts, 1890-1937
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017021557
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yun Zhu
ISBN: 9781498536295 1498536298
OCLC Number: 969382401
Description: xviii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Gender, nation, subjectivities, and the discourse on sisterhood in modern China --
The emergence of the "women's sphere" and the promotion of sisterhood in the Late Qing --
From dual slaves to liberty flowers : the feminist-nationalist spectrum of sisterhood in Stones of the Jingwei Bird and Chivalric Beauties --
Is blood always thicker than water? : Rival sisters and the tensions of modernity --
Cosmopolitan bourgeois sisterhood and the ambiguities of female-centeredness in Lin Loon Magazine (1931-1937) --
Sisterly lovers in women's fiction and the potential of "nondevelopment" as a feminist intervention.
Responsibility: Yun Zhu.

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Through the lens of the discursive reconstruction and cultural reimagining of sisterhood, this book investigates the dynamic entanglements and contestations among women, nation, and Chinese modernity.

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