Once Iron Girls

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

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Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women, brings together twenty-five essays of seven prominent writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in the teaching and study of Chinese women. Showcasing the feminist thinking and rhetoric of a unique generation of Chinese women writers, this anthology contributes to the globalization of the feminist canon and enhances the awareness of the various ways 'feminism' is defined in a cross-cultural context.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739134221
  • 9780739134221
  • 2,266,245

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Bi Shumin Chapter 3 A Writer's Fate Chapter 4 Androgyny Chapter 5 When Can Women Start Enjoying Life? Chapter 6 Seeking Amazing Women Part 7 Fang Fang Chapter 8 Obedience versus Disobedience Chapter 9 Women's Eyes Chapter 10 On Women Chapter 11 May My Dream Come True Part 12 Han Xiaohui Chapter 13 Gender Roles in Commercials Chapter 14 I Don't Want to Be a Woman Chapter 15 Three Autumnal Phases in a Day Chapter 16 Women Don't Cry Part 17 Hu Xin Chapter 18 Women's Footprints of Pain Chapter 19 A Pink Humor Chapter 20 My View on Women Part 21 Lu Xing'er Chapter 22 Women's "Sameness" and "Difference" Chapter 23 On "Femininity" Chapter 24 One is Not Born a Woman Chapter 25 Woman and the Crisis Part 26 Shu Ting Chapter 27 The Shadow of the Chaste Temple Chapter 28 Give Her Some Space Chapter 29 A Mirror of One's Own Part 30 Zhang Kangkang Chapter 31 We Need Two Worlds Chapter 32 The "Grand" Realm versus the "True" Realm Chapter 33 A Preface for Myself
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The book will be useful for cross-cultural comparisons... Recommended. CHOICE, July 2010 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, Fang Fang, Han Xiaohui, Hu Xin, Lu Xing'er, Shu Ting and Zhang Kangkang...Hui Wu has compiled, translated and contextualized a fine body of work that students of Chinese, gender and women's studies will value for its informative and thought-provoking essays. Pacific Affairs
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About Hui Wu

Hui Wu is professor of English at the University of Texas-Tyler.
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