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Marriage by Duel: Genealogies of the Warrior Woman

Eleonora Stoppino

in Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Bradamante as a woman warrior, and explores the intersection of literary and historical genealogy. From the perspective of intertextuality, it surveys the presence of ... More


The Woman Warrior (1976)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much of the critical debate surrounding The Woman Warrior has centred upon the book's troubling generic status. Ostensibly a memoir—the subtitle is ‘Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts’—the book won ... More


The Difficulty of Difference

Man-Fung Yip

in Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390717
eISBN:
9789888390397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390717.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Eschewing a reductive reading, this chapter considers the complex and often ambivalent gender politics associated with the woman warrior figures—or nüxia, meaning literally “female knights-errant”—in ... More


Contexts and intertexts

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter suggests that the debates over the veracity, or otherwise, of Maxine Hong Kingston's cultural sources, and the vast body of critical material on the feminism-mother/daughter nexus in The ... More


Maxine Hong Kingston

Helena Grice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular—and controversial—writers in the Asian American literary tradition. This ... More


Ericthonius's Secret: Body Politics in Ariosto's Orlando furioso

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Ariosto's elaborate exploration of the politics of gender and the gendering of politics in the curious tale of the defeat of the phallocratic giant, Marganorre, by the warrior ... More


Sound and the Subject in The Woman Warrior and Tripmaster Monkey

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/9780804778701.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her 1976 book The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Childhood among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston appears to assert the incoherence of Chinese American identity. Kingston occupies a place in the history ... More


Postcolonial Amazons: Decentering Athenian perspectives to rethink warrior women and matriarchy

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The time has come to re-evaluate the figure of the Amazon in classical literature from a different perspective, from a “peripheral” rather than an Athenian Greek point of view. Using the postcolonial ... More


Orientalized Amazons: From imagined to historical warrior women

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In Greek legend, the Amazons were considered to be better, faster, and smarter than men. Amazons were the prototype of female masculinity, but their historicity has been controversial. Archaeological ... More


Critical overview

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Asian American literature by women is increasingly attracting critical attention as an important sub genre of American literature. Current debates over the literary canon, the changing profile of ... More


Maxine Hong Kingston’s Transpacific Imagination: From the Talk Story of the “No-Name Woman” to the Book of Peace

Yuan Shu

in Oceanic Archives, Indigenous Epistemologies, and Transpacific American Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888455775
eISBN:
9789882204034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455775.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In juxtaposing The Fifth Book of Peace with The Woman Warrior, this essay argues that Kingston has moved away from the narrative role as a native informant and presents a new multicultural United ... More


The ‘Mothers’ Who Were Not: Motherhood Imagery and Childless Women Warriors in Early Jewish Literature

Caryn Tamber-Rosenau

in Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination: Jewish Cultural Studies Volume 5

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764661
eISBN:
9781800343443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764661.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the ways in which the biblical and apocryphal stories of three childless women warriors named Deborah, Jael, and Judith use the language and imagery of motherhood to cast ... More


Conclusion

Linda Cooke Johnson

in Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter presents a chronological analysis of the changes experienced by women of the Liao and Jin states over a 300-year period. The Liao and Jin women studied in this book include ... More


Breaking Silence, Telling Tales: Writing Rape in Novels of the 1970s

Robin E. Field

in Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781942954835
eISBN:
9781800341838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954835.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The first rape novels, written in the 1970s, demand that rape be understood as violation. The traditional readerly reaction of voyeuristic pleasure to depictions of rape is replaced by feelings of ... More


Warrior Women

Linda Cooke Johnson

in Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the lives of warrior women, focusing on the Liao empresses Yingtian, Chengtian, and the Jin-dynasty bandit-leader Yang Miaozhen. During both the Liao and Jin periods, women were ... More


Epilogue

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Women needed to defend themselves from invaders in an ancient world where war was the norm. From Sparta to Scythia to Libya, women were taught to use weapons to defend themselves. The Athenians were, ... More


Beyond Gender Asymmetry and Male Privilege

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

While gender asymmetry entailing male social and cultural superiority is widely found in the ethnographic record, it is not universal or necessary; rather it is one formulation of the distinction ... More


Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Linda Cooke Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China's historical women warriors hailed from the northeast (Manchuria) during the Liao (907–1125) and Jin (1115–1234) dynasties. They rode horseback astride, were good at hunting and shooting, and ... More


History as Science Fiction: Women of Action in Hong Kong Cinema

Saša Vojković

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that women-warriors in Hong Kong martial arts films have their origins in Beijing opera, martial arts novels, and traditional Chinese stories of the fantastic and the ... More


Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Walter Duvall Penrose, Jr.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Did the Amazons of antiquity exist? During the 1980s, while classicists were denying the veracity of the Amazon myth in the West, Soviet archaeologists were digging up bodies of women warriors. ... More


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