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Author Smith, Norman (Associate Professor)

Title Resisting Manchukuo : Chinese women writers and the Japanese occupation / Norman Smith
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 197 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Contemporary Chinese studies
Contemporary Chinese studies.
Contents Chinese women and cultural production in a Japanese colonial context -- Foundations of colonial rule in Manchukuo and the "woman question" -- Manchukuo's Chinese-language literary world -- Forging careers in Manchukuo -- Disrupting the patriarchal foundations of Manchukuo -- Contesting colonial society -- The collapse of empire and careers
Summary "Norman Smith reveals the literary world of Japanese-occupied Manchuria (Manchukuo, 1932-45) and examines the lives, careers, and literary legacies of seven prolific Chinese women writers during the period. Smith shows how a complex blend of fear and freedom produced an environment in which Chinese women writers could articulate dissatisfaction with the overtly patriarchal and imperialist nature of the Japanese cultural agenda while working in close association with colonial institutions."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-183) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Subject Chinese literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Women -- China -- Manchuria.
Women and literature -- China -- Manchuria -- History -- 20th century.
Women authors, Chinese -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women authors, Chinese -- China -- Manchuria -- Biography.
Manchuria (China) -- History -- 1931-1945.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0774813350
0774855908 (electronic bk.)
9780774855907 (electronic bk.)