Love-letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 305 pages
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"The biographies in Part I, based on the unedited letters, reveal such hitherto neglected information as Xu Guangping's early tendencies towards lesbianism; her gender reversal games and Lu Xun's willing participation in them; Xu Guangping's two early attempts at suicide; and Lu Xun's attempts to play down Xu Guangping's political activism and to impress readers with his own militancy. Part II shows how Lu Xun chose to publish their edited letters in the context of current Chinese epistolary fiction and love-letters published by their authors. Part III provides unique evidence on the nature of privacy in modern China through a comparison between the unedited and edited correspondence.

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Bonnie S. McDougall is Professor of Chinese at the University of Edinburgh. During her career she has lectured at the University of Oslo, College of Foreign Affairs, Peking, Harvard University, and the University of Sydney, in addition to holding research positions at a number of international institutions. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, performing arts, and intellectual history; women in China; human rights, dissent literature, and censorshipin China; and privacy. She has authored, edited, and translated numerous books and journal articles in these areas, including the award-winning The Literature of China in the Twentieth Century with Kam Louie (1997).

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