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Notable Women of China : Shang Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century,9780765605047
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Notable Women of China : Shang Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century

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9780765605047

ISBN10:
076560504X
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/1/2000
Publisher(s):
M E Sharpe Inc
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Summary

A valuable and unique one-volume reference, Notable Women of China provides 89 in-depth biographies of important Chinese women from the fifth century B.C.E. to the early twentieth century. This collaborative effort of nearly 100 Chinese scholars teaching and doing research all over the world incorporates carefully selected material from primary sources. The biographies reflect achievements of Chinese women in poetry, literature, painting, music, dancing, painting, 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.

Table of Contents

Editorial Board xiii
Advisory Board xv
Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxiii
Table of Dynasties
xxv
Illustrations follow page 170
170
PART I. ANCIENT CHINESE CIVILIZATION: AN ORIENTATION TO THE XIA, SHANG, AND ZHOU DYNASTIES 1(38)
earliest female general, Shang dynasty
13(4)
Fu Hao
poet, Spring and Autumn period
17(4)
Xu Mu
politician, Spring and Autumn period (Eastern Zhou dynasty)
21(2)
Qi Jiang
queen, Spring and Autumn period
23(2)
Zhuang Fanji
beauty, Spring and Autumn period
25(2)
Xi Shi
mother of Mencius, Warring States period
27(3)
Mother Meng
queen dowager, Warring States period
30(3)
Qin Xuan
political aide, Warring States period
33(6)
Ru Ji
PART II. THE DECLINE OF THE ZHOU, THE PERIOD OF THE WARRING STATES, AND THE FORMATION OF THE QIN AND HAN DYNASTIES 39(84)
first wife of founder of the Western Han dynasty
45(4)
Lu Zhi
beauty, Han dynasty
49(2)
Yu Ji
wife of Emperor Xiaowen, Han dynasty
51(5)
Empress Dowager Dou
heroine, Western Han dynasty
56(2)
Chunyu Tiying
poet, Western Han dynasty
58(3)
Zhuo Wenjun
wife and consort to Emperor Wudi, Western Han dynasty
61(2)
Queen Wei
court dancer and wife of Emperor Wudi, Western Han dynasty
63(2)
Queen Xiaowu
Western Han princess who married a king of Wusun, leader of one of the northern minorities
65(3)
Liu Xijun
princess, diplomat/ambassador, married to king of Wusun, Western Han dynasty
68(4)
Jie You
diplomat and ambassador, Han dynasty
72(3)
Feng Liao
court dancer and mother of Emperor Xuandi, Western Han dynasty
75(3)
Wang Wengxu
wife of Emperor Yuandi, Western Han dynasty
78(4)
Wang Zhengjun
poet, Western Han dynasty
82(2)
Ban Jieyu
mother model, Western and Eastern Han dynasties
84(3)
Huan Shaojun
court dancer, later Empress Xiaocheng, Western Han dynasty
87(3)
Zhao Feiyan
leader of a peasant uprising, Western Han dynasty
90(2)
Madam Lu
empress of the first Eastern Han emperor
92(3)
Empress Yin
queen-consort of Emperor Ming, Eastern Han dynasty
95(3)
Queen Ma
China's first female historian, Eastern Han dynasty
98(5)
Ban Zhao
wife of Emperor Zhang, Eastern Han dynasty
103(6)
Empress Dowager Dou
poet, Eastern Han dynasty
109(2)
Xu Shu
Confucian model wife, Eastern Han dynasty
111(4)
Meng Guang
wife of Emperor Liu Zhao, Eastern Han dynasty
115(2)
Empress Deng
wife of Emperor An, Eastern Han dynasty
117(6)
Empress Yan
PART III. THE COLLAPSE OF THE HAN, A PERIOD OF DISUNION, AND REVITALIZATION 123(48)
poet, Eastern Han dynasty
127(3)
Cai Wenji
wife of Liu Bei, Three Kingdoms period
130(3)
Madam Sun
moral exemplar, Three Kingdoms period
133(3)
Xing Xianying
wife of Xu Yun, Three Kingdoms period
136(5)
Madam Yuan
writer, Three Kingdoms period
141(3)
Zuo Fen
scholar, Three Kingdoms period
144(4)
Lady Song
poet, Eastern Jin dynasty
148(2)
Xie Daoyun
military adviser, Eastern Jin dynasty
150(2)
Madam Han
poet, Eastern Jin dynasty
152(1)
Su Hui
empress of Li Xuansheng, Sixteen Kingdoms period
153(4)
Empress Yi
military aide, Eastern Jin dynasty
157(3)
Madam Meng
consort of Emperor Wen Chendi, Northern Wei dynasty
160(3)
Empress Feng
mother model, Eastern Jin dynasty
163(2)
Madam Liu
general and military strategist, Northern and Southern dynasties
165(6)
Madam Xian
PART IV. THE SUI DYNASTY AND CHINA'S GOLDEN AGE, THE TANG DYNASTY 171(72)
military general and daughter of the first Tang emperor
177(4)
Princess Pingyang
consort of Emperor Taizong, Tang dynasty
181(5)
Empress Shunxian
married to the founding king of Tibet, Songzan Ganbu, Tang dynasty
186(5)
Princess Wencheng
China's only female emperor, Tang dynasty
191(8)
Wu Zetian
poet and court official, Tang dynasty
199(3)
Shangguan Wan'er
wife of Emperor Zhongzong, Tang dynasty
202(4)
Empress Wei
daughter of Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian, Tang dynasty
206(3)
Princess Taiping
fencing-dancer, Tang dynasty
209(2)
Madam Gong Sun
concubine of Emperor Xuanzong and poet, Tang dynasty
211(2)
Jiang Chaipin
poet, Tang dynasty
213(3)
Li Ye
warrior, Tang dynasty
216(2)
Madam Yang
highest ranking imperial concubine, Tang dynasty
218(3)
Yang dynasty
poet, Tang dynasty
221(2)
Bao Junwei
poets and beauties, Tang dynasty
223(2)
Song Sisters
poet, Tang dynasty
225(5)
Xue Tao
craftswoman, Tang Dynasty
230(1)
Lu Meiniang
writer, Tang dynasty
231(2)
Niu Yingzhen
wife of Zhang Yin, Tang dynasty
233(2)
Guan Panpan
wife of Emperor Zhuangzong, Tang dynasty
235(8)
Empress Liu
PART V. THE SONG AND YUAN DYNASTIES REVITALIZE CHINA 243(42)
wife of Ye Liaboger, first emperor of the Liao dynasty
251(3)
Xulu Ping
concubine and poet, Song dynasty
254(3)
Madam Huarui
wife of Emperor Jingzong, Liao dynasty
257(4)
Empress Dowager Xiao
poet, Song dynasty
261(8)
Li Qingzhao
general and heroine, Northern and Southern Song dynasties
269(6)
Liang Hongyu
poet, Song dynasty
275(2)
Sun Daoxuan
poet and first wife of Lu You, Southern Song dynasty
277(8)
Tang Wan
PART VI. THE MING AND QING DYNASTIES AND THE COMING OF THE OPIUM WARS 285(108)
writer, Ming dynasty
297(6)
Huang E
concubine, Ming dynasty
303(3)
Zheng Guifei
general, Ming dynasty
306(6)
Qin Liangyu
writer, Ming and Qing dynasties
312(3)
Fang Weiyi
writer, Ming and Qing dynasties
315(5)
Huang Yuanjie
writer and poet, Ming and Qing dynasties
320(2)
Wang Ruishu
poet and painter, Ming and Qing dynasties
322(3)
Li Yin
consort of Emperor Tiancong, Qing dynasty
325(4)
Empress Xiao Zhuang Wen
poet, Ming dynasty
329(1)
Yi Xiaoluan
courtesan, Ming and Qing dynasties
330(5)
Chen Yuanyuan
poet, Ming and Qing dynasties
335(4)
Dong Bai
poet, Qing dynasty
339(2)
Hou Zhi
scientist, Qing dynasty
341(5)
Wang Zhenyi
military leader of the White Lotus Rebellion, Qing dynasty
346(5)
Wang Cong'er
empress dowager, Qing dynasty
351(14)
Cixi
Sun Yat-sen's English secretary
365(4)
Soong Ai-ling
wife of Sun Yat-sen, political leader
369(8)
Soong Qing-ling
American writer in China
377(4)
Anna Louise Strong
writer, Republic of China, People's Republic of China
381(12)
Ding Ling
Index 393(10)
About the Editor 403


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