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WomenThrough the Lens WomenThrough the Lens GENDER AND NATION IN A CENTURY OF CHINESE CINEMA Shuqin Cui UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I PRESS HONOLULU © 2003 University of Hawai‘i Press All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 08 07 06 05 04 03 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Cui, Shuqin. Women through the lens : gender and nation in a century of Chinese cinema / Shuqin Cui. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8248-2532-2 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Motion pictures—China—History. 2.Women in motion pictures. 3. Sex role in motion pictures. I.Title. PN1993.5.C4 C85 2003 791.43'0951—dc21 2002010919 Chapters 2 and 6 of the present work appeared in slightly different versions as noted below. “Stanley Kwan’s Center Stage: The (Im)possible Engagement between Feminism and Postmodernism,” by Shuqin Cui, from Cinema Journal 39:4, pp. 60–80, copyright © 2000 by the University of Texas Press, all rights reserved; and “Gendered Perspective: The Construction and Representation of Subjectivity and Sexuality in Ju Dou,” by Shuqin Cui, in Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender, ed. Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu, pp. 303–329, copyright © 1997 by the University of Hawai‘i Press, all rights reserved. Illustrations reprinted by permission of the China Film Archive, Beijing. University of Hawai‘i Press books are printed on acid-free paper and meet the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Council on Library Resources. Designed by Argosy Printed by The Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group  !"#$%&'()* To my parents and daughter ...


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