positions 10:3 Winter 2002 seminal writings of Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault, among others; the other is the social and political reality of China deï¬ned by the rapid commercialization of culture and the governmental suppression of human rights petitions. Zhang forges a powerful if unusual identiï¬cation with the Hui nationality and its Islamic religion, an identity that is not just the effect of literary strategy, although it is that too. He declares that his novel History of the Soul [Xinling shi],3 a solemn narration of the religio-political history of the much-victimized Muslim Chinese sect known as the Jahrinya, from Northwest China, is not a normal literary work but a âreligious homework,â predestined to be done by him in order both to represent the Jahrinya people and to save his own soul. Therefore the decision to be the pen of the Jahrinya and to write a book that the Jahrinya people would defend with their lives is to him a religious one.4 A Hui by birth but educated as a Han, Zhang returns to his ethnic roots when he claims to speak for his people. Zhangâs work thus exhibits a certain sacral authenticity that would seem to transcend the
positions asia critique – Duke University Press
Published: Dec 1, 2002
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