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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060309.

The Cyborg Figure in Relation to Femininity, Humanity and Technology: A Literature Perspective


Wanwei Zheng

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Wanwei Zheng

Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong, China


The essay gives a brief evaluation of two representative cyberpunk works of fiction on the identification of femininity and humanity. They shed light on the image of the cyborg and examine, respectively, Haraway' s cyborg manifesto and the initial recognition of the cyborg figure in China. The essay argues that both have extended the traditional gender identity beyond the scope of the physical human body and in different ways. Haraway' s cyborg manifesto offers a comprehensive and innovative view of the social identity of the cyborg figure and its close relationship to actual human society. Meanwhile, such cyborg-related narratives are starting to emerge into the society in modern China. 


A Literature Perspective, Humanity, Technology

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Wanwei Zheng. The Cyborg Figure in Relation to Femininity, Humanity and Technology: A Literature Perspective. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 3: 49-54. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060309.


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