Interactive Changes in Women's Liberation and Political Discourse:A Multi-Dimensional View of the "Nora Event" in 1935
CAI Jie;School of History and Culture, Minzu University of China;
In January 1935, the Mo Feng Arts Society staged Nora, a Chinese translation of A Doll's House by Ibsen. Wang Guangzhen,a school teacher who played Nora and three female students who also participated in the show, were fired by their school or disciplined.Petitions for the restoration of Wang Guangzhen from all field of work pushed the "Nora Event" to its climax. Yet, Wang Guangzhen fell into unemployment, and loss of home and reputation, and her experience reflected Chinese women's challenges in seeking liberation from the "May 4th" to the 1930 s. At another level, the implications of the "Nora Event" were mixed and complex due largely to the rivalry of the Communists and the Nationalists over the control of discourses of arts and performance in the Nationalist areas and the debates on women's changing roles on the eve of war against the Japanese invasion. The interaction of media speculation, women's enlightenment, party politics and the discourse of nationalism in the "Nora Event" propelled inter-connected changes in women's liberation and political discourse.
【CateGory Index】： D442.6