Beyond Exemplar Tales

Beyond Exemplar Tales

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This volume develops new strategies for reading, contextualizing, and interpreting the long Chinese tradition of women’s biography. Drawing upon a vast array of sources—from formal biography to poetry, letters, and oral interviews—the authors examine how women’s biography served particular cultural, political, and world-making projects, and how it illuminates these projects in new ways by highlighting tensions within and between them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520289734
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/05/2011
Series: New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 865,482
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joan Judge is a professor of history and humanities at York University. Hu Ying is a professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of California, Irvine.

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