Engaging "Nüquanzhuyi": The Making of a Chinese Feminist Rhetoric

An essay is presented on the engagement and involvement of women in rhetoric through speaking, writing, and other culture-making activities. The author refers to several studies conducted by Western and Chinese historians and rhetoricians on the comparison between rhetoric and literature from each respective context into a transnational perspective. Also investigated are the major approaches for the appraisal of women's writing as it forms part of their role in political, social and cultural upheavals.