The state of researches of modern Russian female prose in Сhina

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In the 80s and 90s of the 20th century, women’s literature in Russia began to rapidly develop and become recognized as a special phenomenon - for the first time after the last turn of the epoch: Soviet literature was rarely considered in Russian literary criticism from a gender point of view. The creativity of modern women writers became a vivid phenomenon in the context of the Russian literary process, revealed a unique female view of many socio-psychological problems, and in its own way reflected the historical turning point experienced by Russian society. In China, traditionally sensitive to Russian culture, the growth of female literature in Russia was noted almost immediately, and Chinese scientists have so far achieved considerable results in studying the specifics of themes, plots, typology of heroes, artistic styles, and the language of Russian female literature. This article is aimed at summarizing the current state of research on the work of Russian writers in China. It presents both generalizing works and materials devoted to individual writers’ personalities (L. Petrushevskaya, T. Tolstaya, L. Ulitskaya).

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Jing Ruge

Nankai University

Author for correspondence.

Ph.D. student of the Faculty of Russian Language and Literature at the Institute of Foreign Languages

No. 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, 300071, People’s Republic of China

Irina V. Monisova

Lomonosov Moscow State University


Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of History of Modern Russian Literature and Modern Literary Process

1 Leninskie Gory, bldg. 51, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation


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