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Liu 2003), and, besides femininity and feminism (Dooling 2005; H. Yan 2006; A. Zhu 2007), critics have also examined questions of masculinity (X. Zhong 2000; Louie 2002), homosexuality (T. Sang 2003), and queer representations (F. Martin 2003; Chiang and Heinrich 2013). More recently, these issues have also been investigated from the new perspective of the body and science. In Chapter 26, “Body as Phenomenon: A Brief Survey of Secondary Literature of the Body in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture,” Ari Larissa Heinrich (Han Rui) introduces existing approaches to science, corporeality, and modern Chinese literature with an eye toward suggesting a critical genealogy of methodologies leading into the present day.
Nonetheless, Shih’s passing mention of ethnic minorities in the PRC does not alter the fact that the predominant examples of her Sinophone articula tions (2007) come from the United States, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In Sheldon Lu’s characterization (2012: 22), Shih’s vision of the Sinophone carries an ideological bent—“anti‐Sinocentrism”—but Shih would rather save “Sino” for the Sinophone and sets as her target “Han‐centrism” and “China‐centrism” (2007: 23, 31), since she prefers “the heterogeneity of Sinitic languages” and intentionally avoids “such constructs as ‘China’, ‘Chinese’, and ‘Chineseness’” (2007: 4), all of them judged to be “terms of conflation and manipulation” (2007: 25).
A companion to modern Chinese literature by Yingjin Zhang