Li Ang's Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics by Yenna Wu,Fang-yu Li,Ping-hui Liao,Chia-lin Pao Tao,Murray A.

By Yenna Wu,Fang-yu Li,Ping-hui Liao,Chia-lin Pao Tao,Murray A. Rubinstein,Aubrey Tang

Li Ang (1952–) is a recognized and prolific feminist author from Taiwan who demanding situations and subverts sociocultural traditions via her bold explorations of intercourse, violence, women’s our bodies and wish, and nationwide politics. As a taboo-breaking author and social critic, she makes use of fiction to show injustice and characterize human nature. Her political engagement extra gives her a visionary point of view for interrogating the complex intersection of gender and politics. The ambivalence in her fictional representations invitations controversies and debates. Her works have therefore helped bring up information of the issues, open up discussions, and convey approximately social and highbrow alterations. a few of her works were translated into such international languages as English, French, German, and eastern. In her profession spanning over 40 years, she has gained a number of literary awards.

Li Ang’s Visionary demanding situations to Gender, intercourse, and Politics is the 1st choice of serious essays in English on Li Ang and a few of her such a lot celebrated works. Contributing historians learn her important roles within the Taiwanese women’s stream and political arenas, in addition to the social impression of her guides on extramarital affairs. Contributing literary students examine the feminist controversy over her 1983 award-winning novel, Shafu (Killing the Husband; translated as The Butcher’s Wife); supply substitute interpretative techniques akin to taking a look into figurations of “biopower” and courting dynamics; dissect the delicate political importance in her incredible novel Miyuan (The labyrinthine backyard; 1991) and explosive political fiction, Beigang xianglu renren cha (Everyone sticks incense into the Beigang censer; 1997) from the viewpoint of gender and nationwide id; scrutinize the a number of discursive degrees in her amazing novel Qishi yinyuan zhi Taiwan/Zhongguo qingren (Seven prelives of affective affinity: Taiwan/China lovers; 2009); and study the “(dis)embodied subversion” entire by way of her fantastic Kandejian de gui (Visible ghosts; 2004).

As the 1st quantity in English to ascertain Li Ang’s trail-blazing discourse on gender, intercourse, and politics, this paintings will encourage extra stories of her oeuvre and give a contribution usefully to the fields of recent Taiwanese and chinese language literature, feminist experiences, and comparative literature.

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