Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: v. 2: Twentieth Century

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: v. 2: Twentieth Century

by Lily Xiao Hong Lee
     
 

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The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by scores of China scholars from around the world. Volume II: Twentieth Century includes a far greater range of women than would have been previously possible because of

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The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by scores of China scholars from around the world. Volume II: Twentieth Century includes a far greater range of women than would have been previously possible because of the enormous amount of historical material and scholarly research that has become available recently. They include scientists, businesswomen, sportswomen, military officers, writers, scholars, revolutionary heroines, politicians, musicians, opera stars, film stars, artists, educators, nuns, and more.

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Library Journal
Picking up where Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: The Qing Period, 1644-1911 (1998) left off, this monumental reference contains 300 biographies of prominent Chinese women active from 1912 until 1990, with some biographies including information as current as 2000. Carefully edited by scholars Lee and Stefanowska (both Chinese studies, Univ. of Sydney) and contributed by over 80 authors and translators from across the globe, the one-page biographies profile influential women from mainland China and Taiwan as well as those of Chinese descent born overseas and those from minority nationalities, all of whom have left their mark in a variety of fields (e.g., arts, sciences, industry and commerce, politics and government, and religion). Some of the figures profiled-authors Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Han Suyin, and Ding Ling; actress Gong Li; and political figures like Jiang Qing and the three Soong sisters-will be familiar to most people, but the vast majority are relatively unknown. Wade-Giles and Pinyin charts clarify alternate spellings, and the glossary has names in Chinese characters. This valuable research tool is recommended for all libraries with a large Chinese collection and is essential for all that already own the previous volume.-Kitty Chen Dean, Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780765607980
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Pages:
796
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

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