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Author Idema, W. L. (Wilt L.)

Title The red brush : writing women of imperial China / Wilt Idema and Beata Grant.

Imprint Cambridge : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2004.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    895.1 IDE    Available
Description xvi, 931 pages ; 26 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 231
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 231.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 811-836) and index.
Contents Women on and behind the throne -- Neglected palace ladies and other phantoms -- Ladies, nuns, and courtesans -- Li Qingzhao -- Talent and fate -- Empresses, nuns, and actresses -- Courtesans -- Matrons and maidens -- Women writers of the conquest period -- The Banana Garden Poetry Club -- Ideal -- Reality -- Poetry -- Drama -- Plucking rhymes -- The beheaded feminist: Qiu Jin.
Summary "From Ban Zhao (ca. 60-ca. 115 C.E.) to Qiu Jin (1875-1907), spanning the two millennia of imperial China (221 B.C.E.-1911), the authors of The Red Brush trace the lives and works of writing women: empresses and palace ladies, daughters of the elite, courtesans, nuns, peasant wives, and cross-dressing revolutionaries. Wilt Idema and Beata Grant have compiled in this volume an ambitious and illuminating collection of poetry, prose, drama, and fiction, as well as memorials, letters, religious writings, and other documents by women writers of imperial China, all in new translations. Many of these writings are of substantial literary quality, and all of them offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the women writers of this period."--Jacket.
Language Includes texts translated from Chinese.
Subject Chinese literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women authors, Chinese.
Added Author Grant, Beata, 1954-
Other Form: Online version: Idema, W.L. (Wilt L.). Red brush. Cambridge : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2004 (OCoLC)607270651
ISBN 067401393X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780674013933 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 99808884689

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