The quieter side of Chinese feminism: The feminist phenomenology of Li Yu's films

  title={The quieter side of Chinese feminism: The feminist phenomenology of Li Yu's films},
  author={Zhaohui Liu and Robin Dahling},
  journal={Asian Journal of Women's Studies},
  pages={15 - 2}
  • Zhaohui Liu, Robin Dahling
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Asian Journal of Women's Studies
  • An analysis of the 2015 Spring Gala indicates that Chinese feminism needs to assume a softer or quieter voice compared with western feminism. The phenomenological approach is employed as the paper's theoretical framework to understand Chinese feminism. Li Yu's realistic representation in her films not only elicits recognition but also empathy from the audience, stimulating a progressive discourse in women's issues in China. Her two films, Hong Yan and Lost in Beijing, are closely scrutinized… CONTINUE READING


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