Sunday, May 08, 2011

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Another movie based on a chick lit novel written by someone of Asian (Chinese) ancestry, marketed for white women? Is anything comparable being written or produced in the Mainland or Taiwan? I think the novel may be influenced more by American ideas than Chinese ideas, even if it may be the case that universally, as Chesterton points out, females tend to form intense friendships with one other, while males tend to congregate in groups. Also, while one sees parallels to the depiction of romantic relationships between husband and wife in Taiwanese romance novels and dramas, might this not all of this be too modern, a projection of today's ideals upon the past?

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