Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education 2015
ISBN 978-967-13140-7-4

The Many Faces of Women in Selected Works by Asian Female Writers

Noor Hidayah Mohamed Yunan, Maziatul Husni Mior Harun, Nurul Farehah Mohamad Uri

Universiti Kuala Lumpur


The purpose of this study is to look at the portrayal of women in some works by selected Asian female writers, in Particular from Hong Kong and Japan. Selected works by Xu Xi and Agnes Lam from Hong Kong and Hitomi Kanehara and Banana Yoshimoto from Japan are referred to. The study examines the representation of women in search of their identities, accomplishments, confusions and cultural dislocation within the paradigm of feminism theoretical framework. The study focuses on identifying how women are put into images by female writers, as the voice between different genders will appear to be diametrically opposed. The study yields insights on the discordance of behavior between the traditional and modern women in Asia setting.


Xu Xi, Hitomi Kanehara, Banana Yoshimoto, Agnes Lam

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