answer the questions from the readings

Please answer the 2 questions A&B about the reading that are provided below. Your work will be checked for originality.

There is no upper limit to how many words you write, however you must write a minimum of 500 words total.

Answer the questions as well as you can. The goal is to demonstrate that you have done the readings carefully. The better you demonstrate your genuine engagement with the readings, the better your grade will be.

Please remember to use quotes from the readings in your answer. When you insert a quote from the readings, don’t forget to note exactly where the quote comes from. Please use footnotes or endnotes, and include the author, title, and page number of the source of your quote.

Do not copy and paste! Do not paraphrase! Please CITE !!!!!!!!!!

A. READ Helen Hok-Sze Leung, “Trans on Screen,” in Transgender China, ed. Chiang, Howard, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012: 183-198. Answer the following questions:

According to Leung, what is the difference between Jin Yong’s portrayal of Dongfang Bubai’s transgendered body in the original novel and the portrayal of her body in the film? What difference does it make, according to Leung and some of the critics she quotes, that Dongfang Bubai in the film is played by a female actress, Brigitte Lin? Elaborate.

B. Read one of the following and summarize it in your own words:

Tze-lan Sang, “The Transgender Body in Wang Dulu’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” in Martin, Fran and Larissa Heinrich, eds., Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures, ed. Martin, Fran and Larissa Heinrich, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2006: 98-114.] [show clips]