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Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: v. 1: The Qing Period, 1644-1911
     

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: v. 1: The Qing Period, 1644-1911

by Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Clara Lau, A.D. Stefanowska
 

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The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, this reference is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by a team of over 60 China scholars from around the world. Compiled from a wide array of original sources, these detailed biographies present the lives, work, and significance of more than 200 Chinese

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The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, this reference is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by a team of over 60 China scholars from around the world. Compiled from a wide array of original sources, these detailed biographies present the lives, work, and significance of more than 200 Chinese women from many different backgrounds and areas of interest.

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Brings together detailed biographies of Chinese women of the period. Apart from a few semi-fictional characters, all of the women were historical personages of outstanding achievement in a field of study, profession, or trade, or had some special influence on their own era or on posterity. Many were palace concubines, scholars, writers, artists, doctors, reformers, and craftswomen. Includes a chronological list of Qing dynasty emperors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780765600431
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/1998
Series:
Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women Series
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.28(d)

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