Disrupting Narratives

  title={Disrupting Narratives},
  author={N. Smith},
  journal={Modern China},
  pages={295 - 325}
  • N. Smith
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Modern China
This article assesses the lives, careers, and literary legacies of the most prominent Chinese women writers during the latter stage of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. The article reveals how they articulated dissatisfaction with the Japanese cultural agenda while working within Japanese colonial institutions. Empowered by ineffectual state policies and misogynous official neglect, the women embarked on a decade-long quest to “describe” and “expose” the reality of Chinese women’s lives… Expand
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