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Reclaiming rubbish: feiwu at the intersections of gender, class and disability in Xiao Hong's Market Street and Field of Life and Death

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This article revisits Xiao Hong’s Field of Life and Death (Shengsi chang 生死場, 1935) and Market Street (Shangshi jie商市街, 1936) against sources from the periodical press to explore how Xiao Hong’s works speak back to discourses on “rubbish” (feiwu 廢物), a slur that was frequently used to refer to disabled people, to people of lower social status, and to women during the Republican period. In particular, I explore how the category of feiwu lays bare processes of marginalisation and dehumanisatio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.51661/bjocs.v12i1.153

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
College Only
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Queen's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6178-5388
Publisher:
British Association for Chinese Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Chinese Studies Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-19
Publication date:
2022-01-23
Acceptance date:
2021-12-01
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ISSN:
2048-0601
Language:
Chinese and English
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Pubs id:
1229011
Local pid:
pubs:1229011
Deposit date:
2022-01-04

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