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Home Women Writing About Writing: Introduction Born seven years apart, Chinese women writers Zhuang Yu and Wei Hui are well-known authors considered representatives of their writing schools in Beijing and Shanghai, respectively.
Wei Hui is a member of the 70s generation, and Zhuang, born at the end ofis alternatively considered a member of the 70s or 80s generation.
Why did the two authors choose to write about writing? How did each realize an autodiegetic narrator, who tells us how she wrote her own novel? More problematically, how did the novel novels end up so different, despite structural similarities?
After high school, Wei Hui underwent a year of military training, compulsory for students at elite universities, then studied Chinese literature at Fudan University in Shanghai, and published her first story at 21 Ross.
After university, Wei Hui worked as a reporter and editor, and published several collections of short stories. She achieved notoriety overseas after her hot-selling novel, Shanghai Baby, was banned. Wei Hui lives between New York and Shanghai.
After university, she studied abroad in Toronto, Canada, and also worked as a newspaper editor and reporter until Zhuang gained notoriety when she successfully sued popular 80s author Guo Jingming for plagiarism in Zhuang has written eight novels and also written and edited television scripts.
She currently lives in Beijing.
Readers have a tendency to connect or conflate implied authorial voice with the real author Lanser qtd. Particularly for Wei Hui, the semi-autobiographical elements of her novel raised questions among readers as to the relationship of the narrator and the plot to her biography.
Autobiographical elements complicate the relationship between the narrator, text and real author in both books. While in some novels the narratee is another character, in Shanghai Baby and Bu Shi Wo Shuo Ni, the authors place fewer limits on the identity of the reader.
We will examine how, and to what extent, the authors create an engaging narrative, as opposed to a distancing one.
By the end of the novel, her depressed, drug-addicted boyfriend has died, and her German lover has been reassigned to the home office. Her family 19 and friends 11 know she is an aspiring writer, and she often shares passages of her manuscript with Tian Tian.
This suggests that readers consider the text of Shanghai Baby as the end result of the novel Coco is writing throughout.
As readers, we cannot be sure if what we are reading is the same story Coco talks about writing. Early in the novel she mentions getting takeout to eat while writing 3. He can, however, effectively assess whether he identifies with the implied reader or narratee without a suspension of disbelief Warhol Thus, a narrative which places numerous restrictions on the identity of the implied reader is said to be distancing.
Wei Hui introduces herself to readers, but never directly uses the second person Wei Hui 1. Wei Hui, Zhuang Yu, and Biography Readers have a tendency to conflate implied authorial voice with the real author, and sometimes even identify character with author. To what extent does the experience of the protagonists in the novels correlate with that of the authors?
This section examines similarities and differences. Clearly, Zhuang is modelling the protagonist on herself, and writes the setting based on her experiences in a similar seaside university.
Zhuang Yu and Wei Hui both claim a special relationship with their protagonists. To each author, the protagonist of the novel is based on her, but represents who she would like to be, rather than who she is. Thus, the authors intend their work as fiction, but with their real experiences as a point of departure.
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