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Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Louie Kam

Abstract

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 human relationships and mundane matters rather than revolutionary and political movements meant that in mainland China, she was neglected until very recently. Outside the mainland, her life and writings never ceased to fascinate Chinese readers. There are hundreds of works about her in the Chinese language but very few in other languages. This is the first work in English to explore her earliest s ... More

Keywords: Eileen Chang, Lust Caution, Chinese masculinity and femininity, bilingualism and biculturalism, love and romance, modern Chinese fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083794
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louie Kam, editor

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