From Xin nüxing to Liren xing: Changing Conceptions of the “New Woman” in Republican Era Chinese Films
Gender politics in the male-dominated world of republican era leftist filmmaking is exemplified quite well in cinematic portrayals of the New Woman. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the concept of the New Woman conveyed in Chinese films shifted so dramatically that a study of the changes sheds considerable light not only on male-female relationships, but also on the general social and political context of that era.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2000
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