The Frontiers of Love: A Novel

Paperback | March 1, 1994

byDiana C. ChangIntroduction byShirley Geok-lin Lim

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Set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai in 1945, The Frontiers of Love passes effortlessly in and out of Asian and Western fields of reference to explore the issue of cultural identity in a city dominated by Western colonialism. Diana Chang uses psychologial portrayal, historical narrative, and sociological observation to achieve a multidimensional view of a city both Chinese and Western, liberating and oppressive, national and international. As the character Feng observes of Shanghai, ?Strictly speaking, it could not be called Chinese, though it was inhabited mostly by Chinese - Chinese who were either wealthy, Westernized, or prayed to a Christian God.?

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Set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai in 1945, The Frontiers of Love passes effortlessly in and out of Asian and Western fields of reference to explore the issue of cultural identity in a city dominated by Western colonialism. Diana Chang uses psychologial portrayal, historical narrative, and sociological observation to achieve a multidime...

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Set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai in 1945, The Frontiers of Love passes effortlessly in and out of Asian and Western fields of reference to explore the issue of cultural identity in a city dominated by Western colonialism. Diana Chang uses psychological portrayal, historical narrative, and sociological observation to achieve a multi-di...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.05 × 0.74 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0295973269

ISBN - 13:9780295973265

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The Frontiers of Love is written with poetic precision of language, with considerable dexterity in handling a large grouop of characters and with fluent ease in narration. Miss Chang knows exactly what she wishes to do and does it expertly.

- Orville Prescott - New York Times