published 2009, avg rating 4.10 — (2008.) 25,993 ratings — 9,212 ratings — Lisa See is the author of novels such as Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and China Dolls. 1,673 ratings — published -500, avg rating 3.94 — No One Can Pronounce My Name is a generational novel set in an Indian American community outside of Cleveland.The book explores what it means to be an outsider and find one’s place, through the lives of two people: Harit, a man who dresses in a sari at night to keep himself sane after his sister’s death, and … published 1740, avg rating 3.72 — Xiao Hong is a female writer with a unique artistic style. 362,731 ratings — The Chinese revolution's spectre emerged from the chaotic period of decades after the British Opium War in 1840 and the subsequent imperialist invasion. The translator championing Chinese women writers for English-language readers around the world With 11 novels published, Nicky Harman hopes to promote contemporary Chinese literature This author often draws on her own life experiences as the daughter of Chinese immigrants to write best-selling books like The Joy Luck Club, … 3,110 ratings — Wild Swans book. Women and Writing in Modern China. [6] There were some exceptions to this rule, such as Yuan Chiung-chiung, who wrote about women’s issues and how much women could accomplish without men. published 2005, avg rating 4.08 — [11], Xiao Hong (1911 ~ 1942) was a Chinese writer. Fiction by South Asian women writers and those in the diaspora All Votes Add Books To This List. published 2018, avg rating 3.86 — But two things encouraged me to start this project: I was in Chengdu and was chatting to the poet Zhai Yongming about Chinese women poets in 2019; and, also in 2019, Helen Vassallo, of Translating Women, invited me to her Translating Women conference.I decided to fire off some questions to women writers … [3]Women of this period were faced with the dilemma of protesting oppressive ideals stemming from Confucian ideology or remaining loyal to their family and maintaining peace and order. The first women recorded in the biography and bibliography were poets. 75,987 ratings — Cai, loosely translated as "literary talent," is an attribute describing profound lyricism, deep intellectuality and analytic skill. Li Juan, a Xinjiang-born Han Chinese writer, spent the winter of 2010 living with a nomadic Kazakh family in China’s Altai region, bordering Kazakhstan and Mongolia. She was a famous writer in the May Fourth Period. She was also known as the three Talented Women of Fuzhou, together with Bing Xin, Lin Huiyin. [2]Female writers helped bring forth themes such as romance, marriage, gender roles, and women's politics. Although women achieved an equal social status once the Communist regime came to power, most women writers conveyed a little expression of a distinctive feminine perspective. Share: Today marks the release of The Wandering Falcon, the fantastic debut from Pakistani author Jamil Ahmad. published 2012, avg rating 3.71 — published 2002, avg rating 3.59 — published 2016, avg rating 4.40 — 8,866 ratings — 6,610 ratings — published 2009, avg rating 4.27 — Read 5 824 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the 1920s and 1930s, Freudian psychoanalysis gained favour with Chinese feminists looking to study gender relationships, thus becoming a topic of many feminist writers throughout the early and mid portions of the 20th century.[4]. Larson, W. (1998). It is also designed to spur reflection among specialists in Chinese poetry, inspiring new perspectives on both the Chinese poetic tradition and the canon of female poets within that tradition. She employed redefinition and diary fiction as major rhetorical strategies to challenge the sexist assumptions in the prevailing patriarchal discourses and empower Chinese women.[8]. Where Asian-American representation in previous literary years was peopled by a handful of writers, such as Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston and Jhumpa Lahiri, this year offered a wide array of Asian-American writers speaking to a multitude of … [4] This "Mulanian" style of writing submerged true feminine identity, rendering the female perspective neglected and hidden in the male-dominated political and aesthetic arenas. [3] For the Chinese, the necessity of "becoming a modern person" stems from the state of emergency. [5] However, the establishment of this ideology did not liberate women; instead, it undermined the feminine voice by forcing women to take a male-oriented stance on public and domestic policy. Refresh and try again. 1,460 ratings — 784,731 ratings — published 1991, avg rating 4.06 — published 2008, avg rating 4.37 — Unruly Spaces: Gender, Women'’ Writing and Indigenous Feminism in China. [1] Although it was acknowledged that both women and men possessed cai, the phrase nuren wucai bian shi de 女人無才便是德 (for women, lack of literary talent is a virtue)[1] summarizes the dominant sentiment that the literary field was traditionally a domain for men. 1–44. Her novels show personal characteristics in material selection, conception, characterization, narrative structure and language skills. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month may take place in May, but books by Asian authors should really be enjoyed year-round. published 1791, avg rating 3.92 — In 1973, she settled in the Spanish Sahara and married Jose. [4] Literature authored during this time reflects the restrictive and masculine perspective of women writers during this period. By Emily Temple. Lu Yin (1898 ~ 1934), formerly known as Huang Shuyi, also known as Huang Ying, was born in Fujian Province. 5,917 ratings — H. published 1991, avg rating 4.07 — In 1919, She was enthusiastic about literary creation when she studied at Beijing Women's Teaching College. published 1990, avg rating 3.24 — 633 ratings — When Chairman Mao came to power in 1949, he addressed women's rights and tried to establish women's equality through the "iron girls" of national development ideal. Shi Pingmei (1902 ~ 1928), China's modern female revolutionary activist, one of the four talented women. Sales: 800 million books sold Clout: Best-selling author alive and 8th best selling writer of all time Yes, you read that right, 800 MILLION copies sold. published 2006, avg rating 2.85 — She was the chairperson of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. These writers include Lu Yin, Xie Wanying, Shi Pingmei, Ding Ling, Xiao Hong, Eileen Chang, and San Mao. (2007). Laurence, S. published 1993, avg rating 3.88 — 19,635 ratings — She was a 16th-century poet who wrote a poem based on her husband's failure to gain a position as a civil servant. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. Despite a long-held belief in China that women lacked literary talent, women's works – particularly poetry – did win a degree of respect within Chinese literature during the Imperial period. Her pen name Bing Xin carries the meaning of a morally pure heart and is taken from a line in a Tang Dynasty poem by Wang Changling. Mao’s ghost. That heirloom is an apt metaphor for the fictional Sorenson tribe: two maddeningly-in-love parents, four wildly different sisters, and the secret son one of them gave up for adoption. In 1924, edited with close friend Lu Jingqing, Beijing News Supplement "Women's Weekly." (1999). published 1592, avg rating 3.97 — Broadly speaking, public refer to all works written by women as feminine literature. published 2006, avg rating 3.52 — published 1791, avg rating 3.83 — 2,618 ratings — This signifies the material conditions of Chinese society and the vision of the critical imagination of these women. published 2008, avg rating 3.88 — The author wrote her debut novel on a rickety wooden picnic table repainted by three generations of her family (it’s currently red). Error rating book. published 1989, avg rating 3.54 — 163,254 ratings — 22,259 ratings — The poem draws parallels between the male and female as they suffer hardships in the political and domestic arenas. In her works, there is no romance described in general love works, but more practical. pp. (2009). Women Writers of the time authored works reflecting the feminist sentiment and the issues that came with the revolution. Representation matters and to make sure your TBR pile is as diverse as your reading tastes, we rounded up 25 books by Asian authors hitting shelves in 2020. 853 ratings — [12], San Mao (1943 ~ 1991), a well-known Taiwan female writer and traveller, used to be named Chen Maoping and later changed to Chen Ping, a native of Zhejiang. Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors A primer on who to start reading and who you've been overlooking for too long. Xie Wanying (1900 ~ 1999), better known by her pen name Bing Xin (Chinese: 冰心) or Xie Bingxin, was one of the most prolific Chinese writers the 20th century. [3] The beginning of the century marked a period of growing unrest for women as the feminist movement took hold. 3,723 ratings — published 2018, avg rating 4.27 — 78,778 ratings — 347,949 ratings — [12], Eileen Chang (1920 ~ 1995), formerly known as Zhang Ying, pen name Liang Jing, was born in Shanghai. 5,818 ratings — published 2000, avg rating 3.76 — 3,930 ratings — 606,394 ratings — This social movement positively influenced literary discourse at the time. published 1995, avg rating 4.10 — (shelved 68 times as asian-authors) avg rating 4.10 — 783,756 ratings — published 2017 published 2011, avg rating 3.75 — 1,453 ratings — She was a modern Chinese writer, employed various vernacular genres to explore women's living conditions at the turn of the twentieth century. For National Reading Month and Women's History Month, here are six memoirs by Asian-American women. In November 1936, Ding Ling arrived in northern Shaanxi and was the first scholar to go to Yan'an. 3,420 ratings — 1,389 ratings — published 1976, avg rating 3.64 — published 1999, avg rating 3.64 — She has expanded a new horizon of female criticism and a new world of female literature. published 2013, avg rating 3.86 — 3,562 ratings — No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal. Winter Pasture is her candid account of those months, carefully observed, leavened with … [2] A marked increase in female literacy took place during the Late Imperial Era. Xiao Hong is a typical female youth in literature with her exceptional writing perspective and writing structure in her works. If you’re new to Japanese lit by female authors, Order of Culture recipient Fumiko Enchi is one writer you should not overlook. Amy Tan (Goodreads Author) (shelved 9 times as asian-fiction ) avg rating 3.99 — 40,595 ratings — published 1995 1,769 ratings — Journal of Gender Studies, 16 (1), 17–30. 2,842 ratings — 95,796 ratings — 1,378 ratings — 968 ratings — Oct. 13, 2011. Women follow the idea that for women, lack of literary talent is a virtue. Women writers of traditional China: An anthology of poetry and criticism. Literature produced by Asian Americans has seen a dramatic increase in popularity and numbers. published 2003, avg rating 4.00 — Fumiko Ueda, as she was then known, was born in Tokyo in 1905. published -600, avg rating 3.75 — This is a non-diffusing subcategory of Category:Chinese writers . 829 ratings — Retrieved from the web December 8, 2009. The Boston Phoenix. After the May Fourth Movement, the Chinese modern female literature became literature with modern humanistic spirit, taking women as the subject of experience, thinking, aesthetics, and speech. Jinhua, Z. Schaeffer, Kay & Xianlin, Song. Women's Culture and Writing in the 1990s: Illusions and Breakout. [4] Through this philosophy, the Chinese government abolished long-standing practices such as Foot-binding, Prostitution and trafficking of women. published 2006, avg rating 4.02 — published 1987, avg rating 4.33 — avg rating 4.24 — 1,942 ratings — After returning to Taiwan in 1981, he taught at the Cultural University and resigned in 1984 to focus on writing and speech. 70,367 ratings — Women were allowed to own land, divorce, and join the military and other employment fields. published 2014, avg rating 4.12 — 1,672 ratings — In 1926, she continued to co-edit the World Daily Supplement with Lu Jingqing. [2] The aesthetic nature of poetry was highly regarded, while fiction was viewed as an avenue taken because of a failed career or commercial venture. published 1989, avg rating 3.86 — 58,297 ratings — Many of her works were written for young readers. published 2017, avg rating 4.38 — 12,267 ratings — March 8, 2017, 4:37 PM UTC / Updated March 8, 2017, 4:37 PM UTC By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang The genre began in the 19th century and flowered in the 20th with such authors as Sui Sin Far, Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Amy Tan. She takes real life and twists it, making it even truer and more honest than it was before. 10 Incredible Books By South Asian Writers 07/15/2014 09:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 The third story in The Gurkha's Daughter explores the changing relationship between a father, Prabin, and Supriya, his daughter. 18,504 ratings — Qiangzang Weekly, Died of illness on September 30, 1928[10], Ding Ling (1904 ~ 1986) graduated from the Department of Chinese Literature at Shanghai University and became a member of the Communist Party of China. 4,466 ratings — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. (Eds.). In 1967, he went to Spain to study and later went to Germany and the United States. After the May Fourth Movement, the Chinese modern female literature became literature with modern humanistic spirit, taking women as the subject of experience, thinking, aesthetics, and speech.[1]. 9,282 ratings — She also used the pen name, Qiao Yin. I am a hands-on literary translator. 10 Contemporary South Asian Writers You Should Know. Born in Chongqing in 1943. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Chinese American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of Chinese descent. published 1995, avg rating 3.73 — published 2005, avg rating 4.00 — published 1989, avg rating 3.91 — Broadly speaking, public refer to all works written by women as feminine literature. During the first half of the 20th century, writing by women reflected feminist ideas and the political upheavals of the time. In September 1923, in the supplement of the morning newspaper, serialize a long travel note. Her life-long creation involves novels, essays, and script reviews, among which novels have achieved the highest achievement. 28,142 ratings — From classics such as Yoko Kawashima Watkins’ So Far From the Bamboo Grove to newer works, such as Amy Tan’s The Valley of … One of her famous works is "The Red Rose and the White Rose." Despite this belief, works authored by women play an integral part throughout Chinese history. published 1987, avg rating 3.92 — May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month in the U.S., and, to honor the occasion, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite (but by no means all of our favorite) authors of Asian-Pacific heritage who celebrate their cultures in their writing. Welcome back. published 2019, avg rating 3.77 — It wasn't a hard list to fill - what was hard was choosing just 100. The following is a list of women writers who have made significant contributions to modern Chinese women's writing. [14] Sanmao's works have real emotions, without too much decoration, but show the original appearance of life and the wisdom and interest in life. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Female writers from China The main article for this category is List of Chinese women writers . Arundhati Roy (Goodreads Author) 3.94 avg rating — 251,086 ratings. 2,465 ratings — Chang. For romance authors of Asian descent, the conversation about the stereotyping in Davis’ book pointed to a larger, industrywide issue when it comes to portraying Asian women. She is unique in literature history with her mixed emotional tone, hard and soft language style. [4] Eileen Chang, Lu Yin, Shi Pingmei and Ding Ling were four of the most influential feminist writers. Whether you prefer romance, YA, mystery, literary fiction, or fantasy, there’s a book here for you. 44,619 ratings — K.S. 954 ratings — Her real name is Ru Bi, and because of the love of the plum blossom, her pen name was Shi Pingmei. published 2009, avg rating 4.03 — [7] Lu Yin has the perspective of feminism and writing conceptualization. List of Chinese women writers; List of Taiwanese writers; List of Tibetan writers; References This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 03:14 (UTC). 1: The God of Small Things by. About.com, China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/66069-maos-ghost/, http://chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa101000a.htm, "The New Woman in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction", "Jumping through hoops: autobiographical stories by modern Chinese women writers", "The Female Recluse: The Trope of Withdrawal and Self-representation in Poems by Two Late Ming/Early Qing Women Writers", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Women_writers_in_Chinese_literature&oldid=1003626546, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 January 2021, at 22:12. I set out to create a list of 50 essential female authors, and upon hitting 50 in under five minutes I decided to shoot for 100. [13] In 1948, he moved to Taiwan with his parents. There were a number of women writers before the 20th century who were respected by the intelligentsia of their era, even if much of their work was considered less important than men's work in general. published 2001, avg rating 3.84 — published 1994, avg rating 3.74 — Considered to be one of the finest Chinese authors alive today, Can Xue delivers comical, topical, romantic, and often surreal stories of life on the ground in modern China. published 2004, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Paperback), The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1), Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Paperback), Life and Death are Wearing Me Out (Hardcover), Monkey: The Journey to the West (Paperback), Red Dust: A Path Through China (Paperback), The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices (Paperback), Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (Paperback), Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 (Hardcover), The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (Hardcover), The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2), The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun (Paperback), Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas (Paperback), The Golden Days (The Story of the Stone, #1), A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Paperback), Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Paperback), Top 10 China non-fiction, memoir and autobiography. 4,296 ratings — published 2002, avg rating 4.22 — Asian American Authors Books Showing 1-50 of 392 The Joy Luck Club (Paperback) by. published 2007, avg rating 3.72 — 1,988 ratings — published 2008, avg rating 3.91 — & Saussy. [12] Eileen Chang is a uniquely charming writer in the history of modern Chinese literature. Before 1840, Chinese women generally lived their lives within the family. I cringe to think of the names that were omitted (please, tell us in the comment section). [9], Women Writers in Modern China (After the 1911 Revolution). 4,526 ratings — She was a famous writer and social activist, known for works such as Miss Sophia's Diary. 123,056 ratings — Then came the 1911 Revolution. From George Eliot and the Brontë Sisters to Andre Norton and J.K. Rowling, here are nine female authors who wrote under male pen names to get their voices heard. One of the most notable poets of this time was Mao Xiuhui. (Y. Qinfa & J. Shan, Trans.). I don’t normally do research. Other notable female poets in Chinese history were Gao Zhixian, Xue Tao, and Li Qingzhao. published 1522, avg rating 3.41 — published 1997, avg rating 4.00 — published 1992, avg rating 4.14 — Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. [9]She was born in 1902 in Pingding, Shanxi Province. 910 ratings —