By Olivia Khoo
The chinese language unique examines new representations of diasporic chinese language femininity rising from Asia Pacific modernities because the overdue 20th century. via an research of cultural artefacts reminiscent of motion pictures, well known fiction, foodstuff and model cultures, the publication demanding situations the dominant tendency in modern cultural politics to outline chinese language femininity from a mainland viewpoint that moreover equates it with notions of primitivism. quite, the ebook argues for an intensive reconfiguration of the concept that of exoticism as a body for realizing those new representations.
This attractive research increases very important questions about the connection among the chinese language diasporas and gender. The chinese language unique presents a well timed severe intervention into the present visualizations of diasporic chinese language femininity. The ebook contends that an research of such photographs can tell the reconfigured family members among China, the chinese language diasporas, Asia and the West within the context of latest globalization, and in flip takes those new intersections to account for the complicated nature of contemporary definitions of diasporic chinese language femininity.
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