China Beyond the Binary: Race, Gender, and the Use of Story
This book brings together Ancient Chinese stories from millennia ago, great novels depicting China’s culture, online literature attracting millions of its youngsters, and people celebrating its traditions. It discusses the first-hand experience of living and teaching in China, different versions of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Chinese New Year and its celebration beyond China, Taoism and Confucianism, and traditional and newly emerged literature. The volume represents a magic combination of stories and academic studies, with ideas from writers from different backgrounds. All these voices form a China in the modern chaotic world and depict its relationship with other cultures, histories and literatures.
Kate Rose is an Associate Professor at the China University of Mining and Technology. In 2005, she earned a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Montpellier, France, on Magical Realism and the quest for freedom in contemporary French and Francophone women’s writings (also the topic of her first book, Décoloniser l’imaginaire). She majored in International Studies at Boston College, USA, and is also a fiction writer, poet, and playwright.
Gong Qiangwei (宫蔷薇) is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Foreign Studies of the China University of Mining and Technology. She conducts research at the Center of Translation Studies and the International Center for Comparative Sinology, and is a doctoral candidate in Translation Studies at the School of Foreign Languages of Peking University, China.
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