The Red Brush: Writing Women of Imperial China / Edition 1

The Red Brush: Writing Women of Imperial China / Edition 1

by Wilt L. Idema, Beata Grant
     
 

One of the most exciting recent developments in the study of Chinese literature has been the rediscovery of an extremely rich and diverse tradition of women's writing of the imperial period. This anthology differs from previous works by offering a glimpse of women's writings not only in poetry but in other genres as well, including essays and letters, drama, religious… See more details below

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One of the most exciting recent developments in the study of Chinese literature has been the rediscovery of an extremely rich and diverse tradition of women's writing of the imperial period. This anthology differs from previous works by offering a glimpse of women's writings not only in poetry but in other genres as well, including essays and letters, drama, religious writing, and narrative fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013933
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Series, #231
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chinese dynasties and other useful information
Pt. 1Early models for later ages11
Ch. 1Women on and behind the throne17
Ch. 2Neglected palace ladies and other phantoms73
Ch. 3Ladies, nuns, and courtesans132
Pt. 2Between new possibilities and new limitations197
Ch. 4Li Qingzhao204
Ch. 5Talent and fate244
Ch. 6Empresses, nuns, and actresses292
Pt. 3The first high tide of women's literature347
Ch. 7Courtesans359
Ch. 8Matrons and maidens383
Ch. 9Women writes of the conquest period425
Ch. 10The banana garden poetry club471
Ch. 11Ideal499
Ch. 12Reality542
Pt. 4The second high tide of women's literature567
Ch. 13Poetry578
Ch. 14Drama677
Ch. 15Plucking rhymes717
Epilogue : nationalism and feminism : Qiu Jin765
Ch. 16The beheaded feminist : Qiu Jin767

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