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Once Iron Girls : Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women.

Author: Hui Wu
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2010.
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Available in English for the first time, Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women brings together twenty-five essays by seven critically acclaimed writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in modern Chinese literature. Poetic, metaphoric, and sometimes playful and satiric, the essays discuss the material reality wherein Chinese women live and function. Reflecting on their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wu, Hui.
Once Iron Girls : Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hui Wu
ISBN: 9780739134238 073913423X
OCLC Number: 723943996
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TRANSLATOR'S NOTE; INTRODUCTION; Part I: BI SHUMIN; A WRITER'S FATE; ANDROGYNY; WHEN CAN WOMEN START ENJOYING LIFE?; SEEKING AMAZING WOMEN; Part II: FANG FANG; OBEDIENCE VERSUS DISOBEDIENCE; WOMEN'S EYES; ON WOMEN; MAY MY DREAM COME TRUE; Part III: HAN XIAOHUI; GENDER ROLES IN COMMERCIALS; I DON'T WANT TO BE A WOMAN; THREE AUTUMNAL PHASES IN A DAY; WOMEN DON'T CRY; Part IV: HU XIN; WOMEN'S FOOTPRINTS OF PAIN; A PINK HUMOR; MY VIEW ON WOMEN; Part V: LU XING'ER; WOMEN'S "SAMENESS" AND "DIFFERENCE"; ON "FEMININITY"; ONE IS NOT BORN A WOMAN; WOMEN AND THE CRISIS.

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Available in English for the first time, Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women brings together twenty-five essays by seven critically acclaimed writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in modern Chinese literature. Poetic, metaphoric, and sometimes playful and satiric, the essays discuss the material reality wherein Chinese women live and function. Reflecting on their experiences under Mao and in post-Maoist China, these essays vividly demonstrate that, despite equality of the sexes being the official position and women working equally demanding job.

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"Once Iron Girls" serves the important role of making available in English for the first time translations of essays on the nature of gender and womanhood by seven major literary figures: Bi Shumin, Read more...

 
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