本文將從作家個體經驗與城鄉的關係、文學生產機制對城鄉空間的偏好以及城鄉敘事與性別等三個大方向，討論為什麼女作家對鄉土書寫的興趣偏低。本文的分析對象雖然以台灣女性書寫為主，也會參照其它中文書寫區域的女作家和十九世紀中期美國女性文學潮，尤其是幾個女性鄉土書寫熱出現時的歷史條件。我要論證不管是經驗論、生產機制和敘事傳統裡，都市空間皆與女性位置較為親近，除非在特定的狀況下。女性書寫的空間偏好一直受到內外緣結構的重重限制，空間的性別區隔始終銘刻在女性的現實與書寫之中，儘管我們習而不察。 This essay is going to discuss women’s disinterest in rural writing from three following aspects, personal experiences in urban and rural area, the interests of literary productions toward urban and rural regions, and gender nature in narrative of city and country. Although the main focus is on Taiwanese women writers, this article will also take in consideration women writers of China and Hong Kong, as well as the American women’s literature in the mid nineteenth-century, particularly the historical conditions resulted in regional literature. It tends to prove that women’s position is closer to urbanity, no matter from the angles of empiricism, literary production or narrative tradition, unless under special circumstances. The spatial preference of women’s literature has been constrained by internal and external structures. Sexual segregation of space always inscribes in women’s reality and writing, even though we did not notice it.