Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women
Antiquity Through Sui, 1600 B.C.E. - 618 C.E
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Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women by Lily Xiao Hong Lee
Book DescriptionThis new volume of the "Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women" spans more than 2,000 years from antiquity to the early seventh century. It recovers the stories of more than 200 women, nearly all of them unknown in the West. The contributors have sifted carefully through the available sources, from the oracle bones to the earliest legends, from Liu Xiang's didactic Biographies to official and unofficial histories, for glimpses and insights into the lives of women. Empresses and consorts, nuns and shamans, women of notoriety or exemplary virtue, women of daring and women of artistic or scholarly accomplishment - all are to be found here. The editors have assembled the stories of women high born and low, representing the full range of female endeavor. The biographies are organized alphabetically within three historical groupings, to give some context to lives lived in changing circumstances over two millennia. A glossary, a chronology, and a finding list that identifies women of each period by background or field of endeavor are also provided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765617507
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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