Modern Women of China Essay by Master Researcher

Modern Women of China
Examines the work of contemporary female writers in China.
# 85058 | 1,125 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (World) , Women Studies (General) , Asian Studies (General)


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This paper discusses the works of modern Chinese female writers. It focuses on the works on one writer in particular, Can Xue, and discusses her role in Chinese literature. It further discusses the works of several other authors and how their work reflects their roles of women in 20th Century China. The paper discusses the struggles of Chinese women as they have a new found freedom of expression and how they are using that expression through literature to make a statement about society.

From the Paper:

"The Chinese female writer, Can Xue, is a symbol of the modern world of many Chinese women. Can Xue struggled in her earlier years to have a voice in literature. When she did obtain a reading public she was cited as being "insane" in her writing (Lu 175). This was due to the fact that Can Xue was not afraid to express emotions through her work, or to express her personal viewpoints that were outside of the male oriented forms of the Confucian tradition in China (Lu 175). Tonglin Lu writes, "...A woman's experiment with language amounts to an attempt to master this exclusively masculine property...perceived from a masculine point of view...is in itself maddening not necessarily to the female intruder but for the newly established male order..." (Lu 175)."

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