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Women in 20th Century Chinese Literature

Jan. 31

The representation of women in 20th century Chinese literature in the context of major historical upheavals throughout the century: the Republican revolution, the May Fourth Movement, the Communist Revolution, the Cultural Revolution, and Postsocialism. Emphasis on how women writers have responded to changes in gender ideology in contemporary, Postsocialist China.

Scholar Bio: Shu-mei Shih is Professor of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lionnet and Shih are co-directors of the "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities at UCLA and co-editors of Minor Transnationalism.

Additional reading:
Anyi Wang, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai.
Amy Dooling, Writing Women in Modern China.
Tani Barlow, The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism.