Red Is Not the Only Color: Contemporary Chinese Fiction on Love and Sex between Women, Collected Stories

Red Is Not the Only Color: Contemporary Chinese Fiction on Love and Sex between Women, Collected Stories

by Patricia Sieber
     
 

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The first English-language anthology of its kind, Red Is Not the Only Color offers a window into the uncharted terrain of intimate relations between Chinese women. As urban China has undergone rapid transformation, same-sex relations have emerged as a significant touchstone for the exploration of the meaning of social change. The short fiction in this volume… See more details below

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The first English-language anthology of its kind, Red Is Not the Only Color offers a window into the uncharted terrain of intimate relations between Chinese women. As urban China has undergone rapid transformation, same-sex relations have emerged as a significant touchstone for the exploration of the meaning of social change. The short fiction in this volume highlights tensions between tradition and modernization, family and state, art and commerce, love and sex. Compelling and accessible, these stories introduce an emerging generation of acclaimed, and at times controversial, women writers from the PRC, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Editorial Reviews

China Quarterly
With so much deserving fiction awaiting translation, an anthology such as this one deserves gratitude.
China Perspectives
This book is a touching co-operative product among the editor and women writers and translators. The stories are well chosen, with a cultural complexity and diversity that is quite remarkable. The stories move by their intellectual depth and emotional maturity, without hiding the historical complexity, cultural blind spots and social limitations and freedom that they come out of.
China Review International
This lucidly translated collection opens a window for its readers to get a glimpse of a rarely observed emotional world inhabited by women with a same-sex affective orientation. . . . An important and timely project.
Leila J. Rupp
Red is Not the Only Color is an astonishing collection of stories that opens up a barely glimpsed world of a range of different kinds of intimacy between Chinese women. Sieber's lucid introduction places these gripping stories in a historical and cultural context that allows us to see how they challenge, in her words, 'both dominant Chinese and Western conceptions of gender, sexuality, and the political.' This anthology expands the boundaries of what we know about same-sex sexuality in a global context.
The China Quarterly
With so much deserving fiction awaiting translation, an anthology such as this one deserves gratitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461666127
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/05/2001
Series:
Asian Voices
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

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