By Lily Xiao Hong Lee,Sue Wiles
This quantity of the Biographical Dictionary of chinese language girls completes the four-volume venture and comprises greater than four hundred biographies of girls energetic within the Tang via Ming dynasties (618-1644). the various entries are the results of unique learn and supply the single immense info on ladies to be had in English.
Of notice is the inclusion of a big variety of girls who reached positions of authority in this interval in addition to ladies artists and writers, specially poets, in this interval of elevated woman literacy and extra liberal social attitudes to women's cultural roles. anyplace attainable, entries contain translations of poems and infrequently prose works in order to allow the ladies communicate for themselves. The booklet additionally encompasses a multitude of entertainers and actresses. the amount incorporates a advisor to chinese language phrases Used, a Chronology of Dynasties and significant Rulers, a discovering checklist through historical past or Fields of pastime, and a thesaurus of chinese language Names. it is going to turn out to be a useful gizmo for study and teaching.
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Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II: Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644 (University of Hong Kong Libraries Publications) by Lily Xiao Hong Lee,Sue Wiles