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Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women's Biography in Chinese History

edited by Joan Judge and Hu Ying
Format
Book
Published
Berkeley, Calif. : Global, Area, and International Archive, University of California Press, c2011.
Language
English
Variant Title
Women's biography in Chinese history
Series
New perspectives on Chinese culture and society
ISBN
9780984590902 (pbk.), 0984590900 (pbk.), 9780520098817, 0520098811
Contents
  • Introduction / Joan Judge and Hu Ying
  • pt. I. Methodological and philosophical reflections : probing silences, questioning interiority. Biographical sources and silences / Susan Mann
  • Getting a life : the production of 1950s women labor models in rural Shaanxi / Gail Hershatter
  • pt. II. Biography as cultural project. The Lienü zhuan tradition and Wang Zhaoyuan's (1763-1851) production of the Lienü zhuan buzhu (1812) / Harriet T. Zurndorfer
  • Lienü versus Xianyuan : the two biographical traditions in Chinese women's history / Nanxiu Qian
  • Faithful maiden biographies : a forum for ritual debate, moral critique, and personal reflection / Weijing Lu
  • Exemplary time and secular times : Wei Xiyuan's Illustrated biographies of exceptional women and the late Qing moment / Joan Judge
  • Gender and modern martyrology : Qiu Jin as Lienü, Lieshi, or Nülieshi / Hu Ying
  • -- pt. III. Alternative "biographical" sources. Epitaphs and fiction
  • Women's epitaphs in Tang China (618-907) / Ping Yao
  • Fantasies of fidelity : loyal courtesans to faithful wives / Beverly Bossler
  • Lovers, talkers, monsters, and good women : competing images in mid-Ming epitaphs and fiction / Katherine Carlitz
  • Private materials
  • Empress Xiang (1046-1101) and biographical sources beyond formal biographies / Patricia Ebrey
  • Life and letters : reflections on Tanyangzi / Ann Waltner
  • In her own voice?
  • The biographical and the autobiographical in Bo Shaojun's One hundred poems lamenting my husband / Wilt L. Idema
  • Women as biographers in mid-Qing Jiangnan / Ellen Widmer
  • Beyond rewriting life history : three female interviewees' personal experiences of war / Yu Chien-ming
  • Epilogue : how to read Chinese women's biography / Joan Judge and Hu Ying
  • Appendix A. Traditional Chinese genres of biographical material
  • Appendix B. The Lienü tradition in dynastic histories
  • Appendix C. The Xianyuan tradition in the Shishuo ti works.
Description
xiv, 431 : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-411) and index.
Series Statement
New perspectives on Chinese culture and society ; 1
New perspectives on Chinese culture and society 1
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