The Power of Weakness

The Power of Weakness

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Ding Ling and Lu Hsun
Stories of the Chinese Revolution

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Publication Date: 06-01-2007

Introduction by Tani Barlow

This pairing of Lu Hsun and Ding Ling reveals the silent revolution for women in the early part of the 20th century, when tradition and woman's servitude give way under the impetus of war and social revolution.

"Stories by two giants of literary realism in modern China answer 'How do you write about a revolution?'" —Tani E. Barlow, Asian Studies and Department of History, Rice University

"A vital collection . . . from 1920s and 1930s China written at a moment of despair and hope. The stories, no less than the excellent Introduction, have much to say about writing the historical experience of revolution, and, by implication, about how we might write our current times. A must read for anyone interested in good world literature, feminism and/or politics." —Rebecca E. Karl, East Asian studies and Department of History, New York University