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Title: 故事“如何”新编 :论刘以鬯故事新编之女性角色重写 = Stories retold anew : an analysis of rewriting of the female roles in the "Newly Recomposed Stories" by Liu Yichang
Authors: 郑迦馨 Tay, Jia Xin
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Literature::Chinese
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: “Newly Composed Stories” are known to be stories rewrote or restructured based on the traditional storyline. These stories are normally retold anew with the interpretation by the rewriting author of what the traditional stories edify. This article analyses the rewriting of the female roles in the “Newly Composed Stories” series by the highly notable Hong Kong writer Liu Yichang. Based on Rewriting and Intertextuality theory, the paper covers on how Mr. Liu Yichang recomposed the female roles in the following traditional stories: Romance of the West Chamber, The Legend of the White Snake, Journey to the West, and Adhere to the Fish. Recomposed under the theme “Gender and Power”, the female roles appear to be the stronger role and the one that take initiative in the relationship. The newly composed stories subverted the ideology of “male domination and female subordination” that congested the plot of traditional stories which was handed down from feudal society. Be it sexual desire or the development of the relationship, the female roles are being portray as a key figure in Liu Yichang’s recomposed story. This paper seeks to commentate how the rewriting of the female roles can reflect and redefine the relationship of gender and power in modern literature.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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