Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing China
Grace S. Fong, Nanxiu Qian, Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer
BRILL, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 175 pages
"Beyond Tradition and Modernity" is a collection of original essays which considers the complexities behind the dramatic changes generated in China during the last decades of the nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century. As men and women literally-or metaphorically- crossed into new geographical worlds, they came to express their understanding of the expanding universe in a variety of ways which cannot be neatly labeled either traditional or modern. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how the creativity of these writers marked a new moment in historical and literary practices transcending this usual binary and simple teleology. Their essays expose how the ethnographic, literary, and educational projects of these men and women gave voice to new ideals and ideas that reflect the changing boundaries of gender at this time.
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