Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774813365 Published July 2008 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774813358 Published April 2007 For sale in USA only

Resisting Manchukuo

Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation

Norman Smith,

Resisting Manchukuo

Norman Smith,

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

216 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774813365 Published July 2008 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774813358 Published April 2007 For sale in USA only
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. 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. He 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.
Contents

Introduction

1 Chinese Women and Cultural Production in a Japanese Colonial Context

2 Foundations of Colonial Rule in Manchukuo and the “Woman Question”

3 Manchukuo’s Chinese-Language Literary World

4 Forging Careers in Manchukuo

5 Disrupting the Patriarchal Foundations of Manchukuo

6 Contesting Colonial Society

7 The Collapse of Empire and Careers

8 Resisting Manchukuo

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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