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A Woman Warrior or a Forgotten Concubine? Verbal Construction of a Feminist Politician in Taiwan

Sai-hua Kuo

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099128
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206847 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0004
A Woman Warrior or a Forgotten Concubine? Verbal Construction of a Feminist Politician in Taiwan

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This chapter analyzes the conflict management and verbal construction of Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, the first female vice president of Taiwan and concludes that although the roles and status of women in Taiwan have been significantly transformed in the modernization process, the symbolic aspects of the traditional gender system in modern Taiwan are still robust. It discusses Lu's verbal presentation of self in relation to changing gender roles in the shifting Chinese/Taiwanese society. This study aims to shed light on the understanding of the role of language and speech in the development of gender roles and identities in the rapidly changing society of modern Taiwan.

Keywords: conflict management; Annette Lu Hsiu-lien; Taiwan; gender system; women's status

Chapter.  5610 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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