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The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Olivia Khoo

Abstract

This book examines new representations of diasporic Chinese femininity emerging from Asia Pacific modernities since the late twentieth century. Through an analysis of cultural artefacts such as films, popular fiction, food, and fashion cultures, the book challenges the dominant tendency in contemporary cultural politics to define Chinese femininity from a mainland perspective that furthermore equates it with notions of primitivism. Rather, it argues for a radical reconfiguration of the concept of exoticism as a frame for understanding these new representations. The study raises questions on th ... More

Keywords: Chinese femininity, Asia Pacific, cultural artefacts, cultural politics, exoticism, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098794
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olivia Khoo, author