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Female development in the autobiographical novel of Fang E’zhen


Lim, Choon Bee (2016) Female development in the autobiographical novel of Fang E’zhen. Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, 40. pp. 81-99. ISSN 1024-3131


Fang E’zhen, a Chinese Malaysian female writer, was greatly admired in the literary arenas of both Malsysia and Taiwan in the 1970s and 1980s. the renowned poet Yu Kwang-chung once praised her as “the most endearing little girl of Muse.” Yu’s recognition has virtually shaped the public image of Fang E’zhen. However, has the “little girl” ever grown up or at least has the notion of growing up? Hua Tianya, a novel by Fang, which exhibits a distinct voice of auto diegetic narration, no doubt is an ideal text to clarify this question. It depicts the living conditions of women in particular circumstances through an apparel “feminine” language and style, and to an extent reveals the life experiences of Chinese Malaysian female in the 1960s and 1970s. based on this autobiographical novel, this paper aims to discuss the above questions from the aspects of female subjectivity and cultural identity.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Fang E’zhen; Hua Tianya; Autobiographical novel
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 01:10
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 01:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54304
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