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The Resource Family revolution : marital strife in contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture, Hui Faye Xiao

Family revolution : marital strife in contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture, Hui Faye Xiao

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Family revolution : marital strife in contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture
Title
Family revolution
Title remainder
marital strife in contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture
Statement of responsibility
Hui Faye Xiao
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Language
eng
Summary
"As state control of private life in China has loosened since 1980, citizens have experienced an unprecedented family revolution--an overhaul of family structure, marital practices, and gender relationships. While the nuclear family has become a privileged realm of romance and individualism symbolizing the post-revolutionary "freedoms" of economic and affective autonomy, women's roles in particular have been transformed, with the ideal "iron girl" of socialism replaced by the feminine, family-oriented "good wife and wise mother." Problems and contradictions in this new domestic culture have been exposed by China's soaring divorce rate. Reading popular "divorce narratives" in fiction, film, and TV drama, Hui Faye Xiao shows that the representation of marital discord has become a cultural battleground for competing ideologies within post-revolutionary China. While these narratives present women's cultivation of wifely and maternal qualities as the cure for family disintegration and social unrest, Xiao shows that they in fact reflect a problematic resurgence of traditional gender roles and a powerful mode of control over supposedly autonomous private life. Hui Faye Xiao is assistant professor of modern Chinese literature and culture at the University of Kansas."An original and important contribution to the scholarship on Chinese culture in the post-Mao era with a breadth of perspective and depth of insight that few works have matched. A devastating critique of the social, economic, and cultural regendering of China in the reform era."--Jason McGrath, University of Minnesota"Insightfully manages to situate the chosen texts in relation to the larger contexts of ideological and socioeconomic changes."--Xueping Zhong, Tufts University"--
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Xiao, Hui Faye
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Modern Language Initiative
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Modern language initiative
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  • Chinese literature
  • Families in literature
  • Marital conflict
  • Marriage in literature
  • Families
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Chinese literature
  • Families
  • Families in literature
  • Marital conflict
  • Marriage in literature
  • China
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Chinese
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Family revolution : marital strife in contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture, Hui Faye Xiao
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"Modern Language Initiative"--Title page verso
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Introduction: Family Revolution, Divorce Representations; 1. Divorcing the Rural: Miss Science and Marital Crisis in the Reform Era; 2. Midlife Crisis and Misogynist Rhetoric: Male Intellectuals' Divorce Narratives; 3. Utopia or Dystopia?: The Sisterhood of Divorced Women; 4. What Quality Do Chinese Wives Lack? Performing Middle-Classness in Chinese-Style Divorce; 5. Seeking Second Chances in a Risk Society: The Cinema of Divorce in the New Millennium; 6. A New Divorce Culture: Rupture and Reconstruction; Appendix 1: Television Dramas about Divorce, 1990-2010
  • Appendix 2: Feature Films about Divorce, 2000-2010Notes; Bibliography; Index
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ocn872277029
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1 online resource
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online
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9780295804989
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctvctg0gp
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)872277029
Label
Family revolution : marital strife in contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture, Hui Faye Xiao
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Modern Language Initiative"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Introduction: Family Revolution, Divorce Representations; 1. Divorcing the Rural: Miss Science and Marital Crisis in the Reform Era; 2. Midlife Crisis and Misogynist Rhetoric: Male Intellectuals' Divorce Narratives; 3. Utopia or Dystopia?: The Sisterhood of Divorced Women; 4. What Quality Do Chinese Wives Lack? Performing Middle-Classness in Chinese-Style Divorce; 5. Seeking Second Chances in a Risk Society: The Cinema of Divorce in the New Millennium; 6. A New Divorce Culture: Rupture and Reconstruction; Appendix 1: Television Dramas about Divorce, 1990-2010
  • Appendix 2: Feature Films about Divorce, 2000-2010Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn872277029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804989
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctg0gp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872277029

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