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Visuality and IdentitySinophone Articulations across the Pacific$
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Shu-mei Shih

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520224513

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520224513.001.0001

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The Geopolitics of Desire

The Geopolitics of Desire

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Visuality and Identity
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Shu-Mei Shih

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520224513.003.0004

This chapter triangulates the question of identity in media representation among Taiwan, colonial Hong Kong, and China in the mid-1990s, and examines it through the prism of gendered transnational articulation of desire. In light of growing interest in transnational feminism, it also intends to show how transcending national boundaries in transnational organization can encounter insurmountable difficulties in situations where questions of political and cultural identity remain volatile. The simple fact is that feminists are beings in the social, and gender issues are fundamentally constitutive of identity, even when masculinist underpinnings of capital logic appear to be the dominant frame of reference. There is no innocent transnational feminism that can dissociate itself willfully from geopolitics, and there is no geopolitics which is not gendered.

Keywords:   China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, feminism, transnational organization, cultural identity

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