Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

Item Type Book
Abstract Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers of culture. This book examines the place of women in the cultural elite and in society more generally, reconstructing examples of particular women's personal experiences, and retracing the changing roles of women from the late Ming to the early Qing era (1580-1700). Providing rich detail of exceptionally fine, interesting and engaging literary works, this book opens fascinating new windows onto the lives, dreams, nightmares, anxieties and desires of the authors and the world out of which they emerged. Contents: The Rise of Literary Women: An Introduction; 1. Writing Goddess: Virgin, Venerators, Literary Vogues; 2. The Child Prodigy; 3. Queen of the Bordellos? The Courtesan's Quest; 4. Miss Emotion: The Drama of the New Woman Reader on the Literary Marketplace; 5. Editing Her Story, Rewriting History: The Art of Female Self-Fashioning; 6. Negotiating Gentility: The Banana Garden Poetry Club Epilogue.
Authors Berg, Daria
Language English
Keywords Women, China, poetry, painting, courtesans, literati culture, gentlewomen, gentility, female literacy
Subjects cultural studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed No
Date 2013
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London
Series Name Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia
Volume 1. publ.
Number 8
Page Range 295
ISBN 978-0-415-53341-6
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Daria Berg
Date Deposited 05 Nov 2014 12:22
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:22
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/236486


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Berg, Daria : Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700. 1. publ.. London : Routledge, 2013, - ISBN 978-0-415-53341-6.


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