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Woman and Chinese Modernity

The Politics of Reading Between West and East

1990
Author:

Rey Chow

Woman and Chinese Modernity

Examines the relationship of “woman” to issues of non-western culture.

An important general development in feminist thought about ethnicity, cultural imperialism and literary interpretation.

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Examines the relationship of "woman" to issues of non-Western culture: ethnic spectatorship, popular literature, the construction of literary history, and the revolutionary production and emotional reception of national literature.

Awards

Chicago Women in Publishing’s first place winner for scholarly books

Woman and Chinese Modernity

Rey Chow grew up in Hong Kong and received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. She is an assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, where she is affiliated with the Departments of East Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. She has contributed articles to Cultural Critique, New German Critique, Radical America, Modern Chinese Literature, Dialectical Anthropology, Discourse, Camera Obscura, and Differences.

Woman and Chinese Modernity

An important general development in feminist thought about ethnicity, cultural imperialism and literary interpretation.

Feminist Bookstore News

Brilliant, erudite, eclectic, complex, subtle. I am sympathetic to Chow’s project and frankly dazzled by her enormous intellectual range.

Women’s Review of Books

Rey Chow’s book addresses on of the oldest questions in comparative literary studies: How do we read?

Comparative Literature