Bamboo Shoots After the Rain

Bamboo Shoots After the Rain


Edited by Ann C. Carver and Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang
An anthology of Taiwanese women writers.

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ISBN: 9781558610187
Publication Date: 01-01-1993

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Preface by Ann C. Carver
Introduction by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang

This anthology introduces the fiction of fourteen major figures in the literary movements of three generations, representing a range of class, ethnic, age, and political perspectives.

"This is not western feminism with an Asian accent, but a description of one's cultural reality. . . . The women protagonists survive both despite and because of their existence in a changing Taiwan."Bloomsbury Review

"Though women writers of Taiwan may be unknown to an English-reading audience, their characters and struggle will be familiar and of unfailing interest. The stories vividly recreate and dramatize moments in women's lives, allowing the reader to stretch outside her own skin, however briefly. Bamboo Shoots After the Rain is a welcome and valuable addition to our growing knowledge about the inner lives and literary talents of Chinese women." —Amy Ling, author of Between Worlds: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry

"Bamboo Shoots After the Rain not only introduces non-Chinese readers to some of the best writing from a lively, changing tradition, but thoughtfully invites us to meet the women who wrote it on terms that honor their varying artistic purposes as well as their individual lives and shared (but differently experienced) contexts. Most of all, the book challenges its readers to risk self-knowledge in a way that breaks through the absurdly crude dichotomies of self/other, of sameness/difference." —Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich, author of Transforming Knowledge

"Bamboo Shoots After the Rain is a literary first, a model of cross-cultural interpretation and inter-generational insight in which the editors admirably achieve their purposes." —Gladys Chang Hardy-Brazil, educational policy consultant