Under Confucian Eyes Writings on Gender in Chinese History

ISBN-10: 0520222768
ISBN-13: 9780520222762
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

These translations of eighteen classical Chinese texts from the mid-ninth century (Tang dynasty) through the late nineteenth century (Qing dynasty) offer a comprehensive collection of primary sources focusing on gender issues in medieval and late imperial China. The book's title reflects the sometimes ironic relationship between Confucian viewpoints and women's visibility in Chinese historical documents. The texts, written by both men and women, show that Confucian values and scholarly practices produced a rich documentary record of women's lives. Includes a brief guide for use by students and teachers

Susan Mann was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1967. She spent eleven years working in the media, mainly as a copywriter, and now teaches in the University of Cape Town's Film and Media Programme. She lives in Cape Town.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Editors' Introduction
Guide for Students and Teachers
Biography of the Daoist Saint Wang Fengxian
Biography of the Great Compassionate One of Xiangshan
The Book of Filial Piety for Women Attributed to a Woman Nee Zheng (ca. 730)
Funerary Writings
"The Customs of Various Barbarians"
Selected Writings
Final Instructions
"Record of Past Karma"
"Letter to My Sons"
Personal Letters in Seventeenth-Century Epistolary Guides
Letters by Women of the Ming-Qing Period
Selected Short Works
Two Ghost Stories from Liaozhai's Records of the Strange
Two Biographies
Poems on Tea-Picking
Drinking Wine and Reading "Encountering Sorrow": A Reflection in Disguise
A Brief Record of the Eastern Ocean
The "Eating Crabs" Youth Book
Glossaries and References
Contributors

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