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Writing Women in Modern China


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Spanning the first three decades of this century to the Sino-Japanese War, these twenty-two works of fiction, drama, autobiography, essays, and poetry, each newly translated and prefaced by the author's photograph and a short biographical sketch, introduce women whose literary careers coincided with an era of tremendous social, political, and cultural turbulence.

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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.


"The Writing Women in Modern China anthology draws together some of the most exciting writing that had a formative role in bringing to the surface a female consciousness in China which challenged many perceived standards of the day." -- Olivier Bruckhardt, Contemporary Review "The best anthology to date of feminist Chinese women's creative writing from the period 1905 to 1937... Given the importance of literature in Chinese culture, this may be the first book any college or public library should buy on the subject of modern Chinese feminism." -- Choice "A major contribution to research and teaching in modern Chinese literature... [that] is also a great read for general readers." -- Lingzhen Wang, Brown University, The China Journal

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