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Published: 06 August 2015

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190210403

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Gendered Words

Sentiments and Expression in Changing Rural China

Fei-wen Liu

  • The first full-length ethnography on Nushu - the world's only gender-defined and yet disappearing "women's script."
  • This book innovatively incorporates three forms of expression-writing (nushu), singing (nuge), 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 nushu in history before it is too late: to address nushu's cultural politics and new poetics developed since the 2000s, as the local official system has gradually absorbed nushu and naturalized its adoption of mainstream literary discourse.

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