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Introduction: The Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098794
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0001
Introduction: The Chinese Exotic

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This introductory chapter analyzes the concept of exoticism, tracing its recent re-emergence from the rise of diasporic Chinese modernities and their cultural productions. It also explores the Chinese exotic's manifestation in images of Chinese femininity. By analyzing images from the diaspora in their newly exotic form, The chapter seeks to define alternative modes of visualising modern Chinese femininity that are distinct from previous representations such as primitivism.

Keywords: exoticism; Chinese modernities; Chinese femininity; diaspora; femininity; primitivism

Chapter.  9479 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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