condition of the woman in China

nushu

The secret language of women: a Modern Chinese art series inspired by “Nushu”

“The secret language of women” is a Anita Wong’s art series inspired by “Nushu”, a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in China. … Read more

Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

This rich collection of writings–many translated especially for this volume and some available in English for the first time–provides a journey through the history of Chinese culture, tracing the Chinese understanding of women as elucidated in writings spanning more than two thousand years.

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Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream

Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream

Men & Women in Qing China is an analysis of Chinese prescriptions of gender as represented in Cao Xueqin’s famous eighteenth-century Chinese novel of manners, The Red Chamber Dream, or The Story of the Stone. Drawing on feminist literary critical methods, it examines Qing notions of masculinity and femininity, including themes such as bisexuality, motherhood, virginity and purity, and gender and power.

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