Imagining histories of love: the making of textual worlds in Taiwan romance fiction

  • Lang, Miriam (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    This project examines the crucial question of how romantic love is imagined in contemporary Chinese societies. It innovates by analyzing the images of love presented in Taiwan romance fiction, a major genre of unstudied texts that provides knowledge of the emotional worlds of tens of millions of people worldwide. Its novel methodology approaches romantic narratives as documents of a history of love, producing new concepts of Taiwan and Chinese society and history in which love is envisioned as the central experience of human life. Major outcomes will be a substantial monograph, an edited volume and several scholarly articles.
    Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$9,178.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$197,466.00