Li Bi-Hua, also known as Lilian (Lillian) Lee, is a female novelist, a columnist, as well as a screenwriter. With her multiple experiences, she has developed plenty of affectionate male/female characters, and created many popular and beloved works. This dissertation mainly focuses on her novels, applying the research methods of data collecting, literature analysis, and textual analysis, to study the characteristic and the viewpoints on love of her female images, women consciousness, and erotic writing, which broaden the appreciation perspectives toward her works.
Chapter One introduces the research motive and purpose, defines the scope of text selection by the literature analysis of previous studies, and explores the pop culture phenomenon in her life and works.
Chapter Two discusses the fate of women and the female images in her novels. It can be summed up from the context that most of Li’s female characters have rootless and wandering fates. Moreover, most of them experienced emotional and physical trauma. Those are how she shapes her female characters in much more gloomy tone.
Chapter Three explores the viewpoints of women in love. There are multiple perspectives of women’s resolution and chastity to pursuit love, of women’s revenge after being betrayed.
Chapter Four analyzes women’s consciousness, passion, and sexuality in her novels; it also discusses women’s rebellious spirit. Furthermore, it analyzes female subjectivity versus attachment, and the sexuality autonomy of femininity. Lastly, to conclude the positioning and the contribution of Li’s novels to female writing.