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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


Love and Lust

Franklin Odo

in Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199813032
eISBN:
9780199345328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The Japanese Government required Hawaii's plantations to include at least one woman for every four men imported as workers. This strategy was designed to avoid the extraordinary sex imbalance that ... More


The Two Worlds of Honglou meng (Dream of the Red Chamber)

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a thematic literary study of the “Utopian world” and the “world of reality” in China's greatest pre-modern novel. It shows how an ideal imaginary world where youth, beauty and love are kept ... More


“Waues of weary wretchednesse”: Florimell and the sea

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines sermon uses of the image of the sea and the ship to demonstrate that the ocean, for Elizabethans, represented not only a realm of magic and fertility but also the spiritual ... 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


Lust, Caution: Torture, Sex, and Passion in Chinese Cinema

Chris Berry

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the connection between torture and sexuality in Chinese cinema by focusing on Ang Lee’s 2007 film, Lust, Caution (Se Jie). Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh notes two brief appearances made by ... More


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