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Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Joan Judge


This book is an act of redemption. It retrieves a genre of text that has been banished to the margins of scholarly inquiry but that provides unparalleled access to the complexities of the past: the early Chinese commercial periodical press. Focusing on one particularly innovative example, Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times), and on one of the most significant—and neglected—periods in modern Chinese history, the early Republic, it develops a methodology that both engages the full materiality of the medium and situates it within the arc of historical change. It offers a close reading of the ... More

Keywords: modern China, periodical press, women, experience, epistemology, reform, everyday, female writer, biomedicine, aporia, hybrid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520284364
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan Judge, author