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Introduction - Different worlds of discourse: Transformations of gender and genre in Late Qing and early republican China

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This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book, which explores the late Qing reform era from three interrelated and comparatively neglected perspectives: the construction of gender roles, the development of literary genres, and the emergence of new forms of print media. Inquiry into these still understudied issues sheds new light on the reform period, offering new information and new paradigms of examination, hence enriching and broadening our understanding of the period, especially its significance in Chinese social, cultural, and literary history. The late Qing reform era witnessed, for the first time in Chinese history, women emerging into public space in collective groups. The social repositioning of women demanded reconceptualization of their behavioral models, including their relationship with men, thereby triggering intensified debate over related issues along the gender line.

Keywords: early republican China; gender roles; late Qing period



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