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Eileen Chang and Things Japanese

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter provides a close reading of the material world captured in Eileen Chang's writings from the war period. Noting the conspicuous lack of scholarly attention to Chang's culture connection ... More


“A Person of Weak Affect”: Toward an Ethics of Other in Eileen Chang's Little Reunion

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This paper offers a close textual analysis of Eileen Chang's autobiographical novel Little Reunion. Examining how the novel constructs the protagonist's subjectivity and weaves the intersubjectivity ... More


Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Louie Kam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual ... More


The Strange Smell of Truth: Ethnicity, Translation, and Realism in the Cold War Writings of Eileen Chang

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Cold War writings of Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing, 1920–1995), one of the most celebrated figures in modern Chinese literature. Despite living in the United States for four ... More


Three Hungry Women

David Der-wei Wang

in The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231405
eISBN:
9780520937246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231405.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the politics of revolution and desire in the context of gender, materiality, and the gendered representation of national identity in China. It considers the works of Lu Ling, ... More


A Lyricism of Betrayal: The Enigma of Hu Lancheng

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the equivocal phenomenon Hu Lancheng, former husband of Eileen Chang and collaborator during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It considers how, despite his political and personal ... More


The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Christopher Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The history of Asian American literature reveals the ongoing attempt to work through the fraught relationship between identity politics and literary representation. This relationship is especially ... More


Eileen Chang and Stanley Kwan: Politics and Love in Red Rose (and) White Rose

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

in Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter adds race to the complications of gender politics in Red Rose/White Rose (1994). Writing in a lucid, satirical, yet profoundly humanistic style that one could call “postrealist,” Eileen ... More


Eroticism and Performance in Lust/Caution

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the film Lust/Caution (2007). Based on the novella published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang, Lust/Caution is an espionage erotic thriller that tackles the topic of ... More


Introduction The Post-Identity Condition

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Asian American culture and politics by focusing on the notion of identity. It considers how the critique of identity politics has reconfigured the parameters of Asian American ... More


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