Different worlds of discourse transformations of gender and genre in late Qing and early republican China

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  • During the late Qing reform era (1895-1912), women for the first time in Chinese history emerged in public space in collective groups. This book explores the reform period from three interrelated perspectives: the construction of gender roles, the development of literary genres, and the emergence of new forms of print media.


  • "This volume stems from an international conference, titled "Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China," held on 4-6 March 2005"--P. [ix].
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-402) and index.
  • English


  • Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Different Worlds of Discourse: Transformations of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican China (Nanxiu Qian, Grace S. Fong, and Richard J. Smith); PART ONE TRANSFORMATIONS OF GENDER ROLES; 1. Wang Zhaoyuan (1763-1851) and the Erasure of ""Talented Women"" by Liang Qichao (Harriet T. Zurndorfer); 2. ""Tossing the Brush""? Wu Zhiying (1868-1934) and the Uses of Calligraphy (Hu Ying); 3. Reconfi guring Time, Space, and Subjectivity: Lü Bicheng's Travel Writings on Mount Lu (Grace S. Fong)
  • 4. From ""Cainü"" to ""Nü Jiaoxi"": Female Normal Schools and the Transformation of Women's Education in the Late Qing Period, 1895-1911 (Xiaoping Cong)PART TWO TRANSFORMATIONS OF GENRES; 5. Mediated Imaginings: Biographies of Western Women and Their J apanese Sources in Late Qing China (Joan Judge); 6. Female Assassins, Civilization, and Technology in Late Qing Literature and Culture (Jing Tsu); 7. Patriotism Versus Love: The Central Dilemma of Zhan Kai's Novel Bihai zhu (Ellen Widmer); PART THREE THE PRODUCTION OF GENDER AND GENRES IN NEW PRINT MEDIA
  • 8. Women in Shenbaoguan Publications, 1872-90 (Rudolf G. Wagner)9. The Mother Nü xuebao versus the Daughter Nü xuebao: Generational Differences between 1898 and 1902 Women Reformers (Nanxiu Qian); 10. Tianyi bao and He Zhen's Views on ""Women's Revolution"" (Xia Xiaohong Translated by Hu Ying); 11. Male Gaze/Female Students: Late Qing Education for Women as Portrayed in Beijing Pictorials, 1902-08 (Chen Pingyuan Translated by Anne S. Chao); 12. The Construction of Gender and Genre in the 1910s New Media: Evidence from The Ladies' Journal (Siao-chen Hu); Suggested Bibliography
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