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Title: Beyond authority and subversion : a constructive critique and contextualisation of gendered interpellation in Kang Youwei's 'Datong Shu'
Author: Ferguson, Jonathan Thomas
ISNI:       0000 0004 5357 5270
Awarding Body: King's College London (University of London)
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2016
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My thesis discusses the gendered interpellation of women into the ideal future Utopian order in Kang Youwei, the late 19th and early 20th century Chinese reformer and scholar. Current literature on Kang Youwei does not tend to specifically focus on discussing his views on gender, nor does it tend to focus on contextualising these views both in terms of the long tradition of gendered culture in China, and in terms of the degree to which he influenced later gender ideology and policy in China. Taking seriously my own positionality within current national/geo -academic and -political context, I wish to understand how Kang Youwei reformulates the schema of questions regarding gender and related concerns of power and authority. Kang does not merely offer a model to be accepted or dismissed, but he also destabilises the landscape of previously acceptable questions, answers, responses and framing strategies.
Supervisor: Yao, Xinzhong; Bunnin, Nicholas Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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