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The Chinese ExoticModern Diasporic Femininity$
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Olivia Khoo

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098794

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.001.0001

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Introduction: The Chinese Exotic

Introduction: The Chinese Exotic

(p.1) Introduction: The Chinese Exotic
The Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

Hong Kong University Press

This introductory chapter analyzes the concept of exoticism, tracing its recent re-emergence from the rise of diasporic Chinese modernities and their cultural productions. It also explores the Chinese exotic's manifestation in images of Chinese femininity. By analyzing images from the diaspora in their newly exotic form, The chapter seeks to define alternative modes of visualising modern Chinese femininity that are distinct from previous representations such as primitivism.

Keywords:   exoticism, Chinese modernities, Chinese femininity, diaspora, femininity, primitivism

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