Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation

Front Cover
UBC Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 197 pages
0 Reviews

Winner of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association Book Prize

Resisting Manchukuo 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 occupation.

In Manchukuo, 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. It will be of interest to those who study the history of East Asia, imperialism, and women.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

Norman Smith is an assistant professor of history atthe University of Guelph.

Bibliographic information