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Nativism Overseas: Contemporary Chinese Women Writers (Suny Series) (Paperback)

By Hsin-Sheng C. Kao (Editor)
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This book examines five of the most influential Chinese-born women writers of the post-war era: Nie Hualing, Yu Lihua, Chen Ruoxi, Li Li, and Zhong Xiaoyang. They have become a dominating force in Chinese literature today, although they presently reside outside their homeland. This book raises a clear and consistent voice in line with the literature of exile and self discovery. As these writers talk of the 'root'--the self, and their social, cultural, and historical identities-- their varied voices share the unique characteristics of the literature of exile.

These women, who continue to write in their native language, envision themselves as the literary mediators between their lost past and their newly adopted homeland. They compare each of these worlds in terms of the demons with which they have wrestled for identity, recognition, and freedom.

The book is of interest not only to those with a particular interest in the phenomenon of these Chinese exiled intellectual migr's and their role in the influence on the development of Chinese literature, but to those who seek to understand the development of women's studies and world literature as a whole, and the influence of East-West literary relations in particular.

About the Author

Hsin-sheng C. Kao is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University. She is the author of Li Ju-chen and The Grass of the Returning Souls.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780791414408
ISBN-10: 079141440X
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 1993
Pages: 282
Language: English
Series: Suny Series