Women Writers of Traditional China: An Anthology of Poetry and Criticism

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“Well organized and thorough, it fills an enormous gap in Western literature on women’s literature in China.”—Stephen H. West, University of California, Berkeley
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“Well organized and thorough, it fills an enormous gap in Western literature on women’s literature in China.”—Stephen H. West, University of California, Berkeley
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This anthology has been long in coming and long needed. An impressive accomplishment from a number of perspectives, its 891 pages are organized into two sections, Part One: Poetry, pages 1-666, and Part Two, Criticism, 667-804, and followed by extensive notes and an impressive bibliography of the Chinese and English Languages sources for the selection. Each section is then organized chronologically by Chinese dynasty so that the reader can flip from the Poetry to the Criticism within a particular dynasty. Within each section, there are both short biographies of the authors and selections from the poetry of more than 150 women, with critical notes. Thus the anthology offers a wealth of literary and historical information and a breadth of coverage for translations of the many Women poets of China that has not been seen in the past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804732314
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 928
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Conventions
Introduction: Genealogy and Titles of the Female Poet 1
Pt. 1 Poetry 15
From Ancient Times to the Six Dynasties (222-589) 17
Tang (618-907) and Five Dynasties (907-60) 46
Song Dynasty (960-1279) 86
Yuan Dynasty (1264-1368) 115
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) 150
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) 337
Pt. 2 Criticism 667
Female Critics and Poets 669
Male Critics and Poets 719
App. A A Note on Song-Lyrics with a Glossary of Tune-Titles 809
App. B A Chronological Chart of Chinese History 825
Notes 829
Bibliography 851
Index of Names 871
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