Liu’s novel represents the modern girl as a desirable embodiment of antipatriarchal, autonomous, urban and hybrid modernity’ (Shih 1996: 935). She is the incarnation of modernity itself expressed through eroticized behaviour and a dedication to consumer culture and sensual gratification, located in an urban environment which provides a space for the development of a transnational, globalized subject. It is an environment in which it is possible to form an aesthetic response to the urban condition through the mobility afforded by the car, as Ashley Perry explains in his research on the imaginative driving experiences of reconfigured geographies.
Dickens’ lyrical imaginary of London and Mao Tun’s picture of Shanghai’s modernist aesthetic and dedication to speed and consumerism may be contrasted with William Gibson’s post-capitalist, postmodern American city described in his novel Neuromancer. For his main protagonist, Case,
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