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Article: Knowing Bodies, Knowing Self: The Western Woman Traveller's Encounter with Chinese Women, Bound Feet and the Half-Caste Child, 1880–1920

TitleKnowing Bodies, Knowing Self: The Western Woman Traveller's Encounter with Chinese Women, Bound Feet and the Half-Caste Child, 1880–1920
Authors
KeywordsWomen travellers
China
Footbinding
Mary Gaunt
Issue Date2008
PublisherThe White Horse Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.erica.demon.co.uk/STW.html
Citation
Studies in Travel Writing, 2008, v. 12 n. 3, p. 265-290 How to Cite?
AbstractThis essay foregrounds three encounters with China in English-language travelogues, written by British, Australian and American women between 1880 and 1920: the encounter with Chinese women, footbinding and miscegenation. Discussing issues of gender and race this essay draws on models from feminist theory, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, which have featured prominently in travel writing studies in recent years. In close readings of a number of these female travellers' representations of the above encounters, the essay employs Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception to illuminate these scenes in their common focus on the body in relation to experiencing and knowing, as the French phenomenologist calls it, ‘the self, the world and the other’.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57929
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.111

 

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dc.contributor.authorKuehn, JCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:20:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:20:45Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationStudies in Travel Writing, 2008, v. 12 n. 3, p. 265-290en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1364-5145en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57929-
dc.description.abstractThis essay foregrounds three encounters with China in English-language travelogues, written by British, Australian and American women between 1880 and 1920: the encounter with Chinese women, footbinding and miscegenation. Discussing issues of gender and race this essay draws on models from feminist theory, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, which have featured prominently in travel writing studies in recent years. In close readings of a number of these female travellers' representations of the above encounters, the essay employs Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception to illuminate these scenes in their common focus on the body in relation to experiencing and knowing, as the French phenomenologist calls it, ‘the self, the world and the other’.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherThe White Horse Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.erica.demon.co.uk/STW.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofStudies in Travel Writingen_HK
dc.rightsStudies in Travel Writing. Copyright © The White Horse Press.en_HK
dc.subjectWomen travellers-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectFootbinding-
dc.subjectMary Gaunt-
dc.titleKnowing Bodies, Knowing Self: The Western Woman Traveller's Encounter with Chinese Women, Bound Feet and the Half-Caste Child, 1880–1920en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1364-5145&volume=12:3&spage=265&epage=290&date=2008&atitle=%27Knowing+Bodies,+Knowing+Self:+The+Western+Woman+Traveller’s+Encounter+with+Chinese+Women,+Bound+Feet,+and+the+Half-Caste+Child,+1880-1920’en_HK
dc.identifier.emailKuehn, JC: jkuehn@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.3197/136451408X368560-
dc.identifier.hkuros153663en_HK

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