Title

The spirit of Deer town : and the redemption of Li Ang's uncanny literary home

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Chinese Literature Today

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

24

Last Page

30

Publisher

University of Oklahoma

Abstract

In this essay, Darryl Sterk, a sinologist based in Taiwan, traces the shifts in the representation of the specters that have always haunted Deer Town, Li Ang's literary home. He argues that over the course of her long literary career, Li Ang has questioned her early assumption that modernity and women's liberation required the transcendence of local religious traditions; in her more recent works, Li Ang suggests that faith in these traditions effects a therapeutic re-enchantment of familiar places in the modern world.

DOI

10.1080/21514399.2011.11833948

Print ISSN

21514399

E-ISSN

21568634

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Copyright © 2011 University of Oklahoma

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Sterk, D. (2011). The spirit of Deer town: and the redemption of Li Ang's uncanny literary home. Chinese Literature Today, 2(1), 24-30. doi: 10.1080/21514399.2011.11833948