Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation
Norman Smith reveals the literary world of Japanese-occupied Manchuria (Manchukuo, 1932-45) and examines the lives, careers, and literary legacies of seven prolific Chinese women writers during the period. Smith shows how a complex blend of fear and freedom produced an environment in which Chinese women writers could articulate dissatisfaction with the overtly patriarchal and imperialist nature of the Japanese cultural agenda while working in close association with colonial institutions.
The first book in English on women's history in twentieth-century Manchuria, Resisting Manchukuo adds to a growing literature that challenges traditional understandings of Japanese colonialism.
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2 Foundations of Colonial Rule in Manchukuo and the Woman Question
3 Manchukuos ChineseLanguage Literary World
4 Forging Careers in Manchukuo
5 Disrupting the Patriarchal Foundations of Manchukuo
6 Contesting Colonial Society