Notable Women of China: Shang Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century

Barbara Bennett Peterson
M.E. Sharpe, 2000 - 402 Seiten
This unique one-volume reference provides 89 in-depth biographies of important Chinese women from the fifth century B.C.E. to the early twentieth century. The collaborative effort of nearly 100 Chinese scholars teaching and doing research all over the world, it incorporates carefully selected material from primary sources. The biographies reflect achievements of Chinese women in poetry, literature, painting, music, dancing, calligraphy, medicine, science, politics, military leadership, diplomacy, religion, family, and community life. Each entry contains data on birth, parentage, education, marital status, children, and significant contributions. Additional sources, both Chinese and English, are also included.

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Notable women of China: Shang dynasty to the early twentieth century

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In a society where women traditionally had "no freedom of thought, no freedom of action, no freedom of love, and no freedom of expression," the editor successfully extracts from Chinese history the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


Fu Hao earliest female general Shang dynasty
Qi Jiang politician Spring and Autumn period
Mother Meng mother of Mencius Warring States period

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