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Women's day special: Black Feminism, Africana Studies and Sino-Africa relations
Happy Women’s Day! In celebration of women all around the world, today I have invited my friend Zifeng onto the podcast to share his research and experience on Black Feminism, Africana Studies, Sino-Africa relations with us. In this conversation, we talk about black feminist leader #ClaudiaJones and her creation of "an anti-imperialist coalition, managed by working-class leadership, fueled by the involvement of women", interesting literature by Black feminist, Black feminism movement and communism in China, Chinese business in Africa, BLM movement and how it’s seen in China, etc...
Megacrossover: podcasters come together to celebrate the classics in Chinese literature
Stories from a Chinese studio episode seven: Manipulating Silence in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Narrative of No Name Woman
Stories from a Chinese studio episode seven: Manipulating Silence in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Narrative of No Name WomanS01 E0733:40
The opening sentence of The Woman Warrior, “You must not tell anyone,” unveils the central theme Kingston tries to reveal in her memoir: the shifting meaning and attitudes of control, power, and agency behind what can be said, and what must be silenced, left unsaid. The opening line exemplifies the prevalent attitude of silence and obedience with which Kingston feels women characters she depicts in her memoir, as well as she herself feels, are pressured to behave. But the opening line also encourages the author to create narratives that both accentuate and manipulate instances of silence or silencing, where characters are denied the opportunity to speak or cannot speak. By addressing her family story in No Name Woman, the protagonist struggles to become stronger and able to articulate what she feels is unspoken. From the very beginning Kingston has successfully broken the silence and given women such as her aunt a redemption through a narrative, one she weaves into part of her own life. The Woman Warrior, in part, acts as a vessel for many stories—true or not—that draw upon the experiences of women whose stories shaped her life; by shaping and retelling these stories Kingston not only uses their stories to find her own voice but also allows stories of people who might otherwise have been forgotten or languished in obscurity a new kind of life by redeeming them in her retelling of those stories.
Stories from a Chinese studio episode six: Lu You’s struggle with In-law relationships
Today we are going to talk about a famous poet in Chinese history. His name is Lu You(陆游). Lu You is not only famous for being a prominent and prolific poet from his time: Southern Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) but also for writing about the greatest love story ever: one between he himself and his cousin Tang Wan(唐琬), who is also a famous literary figure at the time.