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Hardcover

Published: 30 June 2015

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190210403


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Gendered Words

Sentiments and Expression in Changing Rural China

Fei-wen Liu

  • The first full-length ethnography on Nüshu - the world's only gender-defined and yet disappearing "women's script."
  • This book innovatively incorporates three forms of expression-writing (nüshu), singing (nüge), and oral history (life narrative)-to unpack the complexities and dynamics of women's sense and sensibility, and to further illustrate the dialogical interaction between voices and forms of expression
  • This book is informed by a sense of urgency to record the true face of nüshu in history before it is too late: to address nüshu's cultural politics and new poetics developed since the 2000s, as the local official system has gradually absorbed nüshu and naturalized its adoption of mainstream literary discourse.

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