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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Grace S. Fong Abstract Feminism , feminist theory , feminist literary theory were already highly contentious in what they represented to Euro-American critics and theorists in the 1980s, when scholars in Chinese literary studies began sustained research on women writers in late imperial China (ca...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... features an array of paratextual elements: preface; illustrations with matching poems by prominent seventeenth-century literati figures; a poetry collection by Chen Susu 陳素素, a Yangzhou courtesan cast as the heroine of the play; and an appendix with women writers' poems commenting on Susu's poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to exclude the possibility that Yangzhou might also boast accomplished women writers, like the cultural heartland of the Jiangnan region. This study revisits these assumptions in light of the literary sources and prominent cases that testify to the vibrancy of women's literary activities in Yangzhou...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2023
... eclipsed by their rising “modern” sisters, xin nüxing 新女性 (new women) and nü zuojia 女作家 (women writers), during the late-Qing reform (1890s) and the early-Republican New Culture movement (1910s–1920s). This study provides a historical investigation into two cases of the literary practice of men and women...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 11–29.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Ellen Widmer Abstract Mao Qiling 毛奇齡 (1623–1713) was a celebrated poet, scholar, and official whose life bridged the transition from Ming to Qing. A lesser-known aspect of his life was his interest in and work with women writers, especially the group associated with Shang Jinglan 商景蘭 (1605–1680...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 221–243.
Published: 01 April 2023
... painted, its acknowledged author, Tang Shuyu, draws connections between women authors (defined broadly here to include both artists and writers) and virtuous women. First, her organization of the text's first five chapters foregrounds the social identities of women painters—a system that hints...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... for a libertine husband like Yishao. Through close reading, the author demonstrates how this female writer assesses and reimagines the standards of ideal women established by the classics and their male authors. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 virtuous wife shrew female writer tanci...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
...] away from it to write about it or some other experience that ha[d] caught their attention” (12–13). The reason that Ming women writers, including those of the upper class like Shen Yixiu 沈宜修 (1590–1635) and her daughters, normally did not highlight the priority of womanly work as the Qing women...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
... . Robertson, Maureen . “ Literary Authorship by Late Imperial Governing-Class Chinese Women and the Emergence of a ‘Minor Literature.’ ” In The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing , edited by Grace S. Fong and Ellen Widmer , 373 – 86 . Leiden : Brill , 2010...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... writers' literature and culture in the past twenty years provoke new questions. As groups of women rose as literati, did they also take interest in fuji ? How did they engage in such a divination practice? How did fuji influence the female writers' own writing and life? Many studies have been done...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the remarkable phenomenon in the Ming and Qing periods of the emergence of a critical mass of women writers from literati families. 2 Facilitated by the concurrent boom in the printing industry in the late sixteenth century, women created a vibrant literary culture supported by family and kin, mentors both...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 273–275.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China (2008, 2016) and coeditor of The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing (2010) and Representing Lives in China: Forms of Biography in the Ming-Qing Period 1368–1911 (2018). MARTIN KERN, the Joanna...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 294–296.
Published: 01 April 2023
... edition, 2016) and co-editor of The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing (2010) and Representing Lives in China: Forms of Biography in the Ming-Qing Period 1368–1911 (2018). GUO YINGDE 郭英德 is professor of Chinese literature at Hebei University and professor emeritus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., of Discourse and Practice of Everyday Life 日常生活的論述與實踐 (2011). She also has published widely in essay collections focused on Chinese women's literature, including The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing (edited by Grace Fong and Ellen Widmer, 2010), and Text, Performance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... painter and poet over a career spanning much of the eighteenth century, Wang Liang's work and the details of her life all but disappeared after her death. As few as eight of her poems survive. 2 Of course, many talented late imperial women writers and artists are known to us only with a name...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
... focuses on the place of tanci in the formation of an identifiable women's culture as seen in the development of women's reading communities and women's authorial self-fashioning in the autobiographical comments many tanci writers append to the beginning and end of each juan or chapter. The aesthetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... for “poets and writers, as well as rulers who love talent and wives in secluded boudoirs,” genuine feeling is present even in the most trivial actions—a flick of the sleeve, a wave of the whisk, or a work of xiaopin prose. Women's writing served as an important source for the xiaopin canon because...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 30–56.
Published: 01 April 2023
... , 260 . The translation is from Chang, Women Writers of Traditional China , 320 . I modified the translations of the title and lines 3, 4, and 8. 59. In Yuan and Ming times, the juxtaposition of the husband-wife relation to the monarch-subject relation was common because women's chastity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2016
...), and The Late Ming Poet Ch'en Tzu-lung: Crises of Love and Loyalism (1991). She is the coeditor of Writing Women in Late Imperial China (with Ellen Widmer, 1997), Women Writers of Traditional China (with Haun Saussy, 1999), and Cambridge History of Chinese Literature (with Stephen Owen, 2010). Her...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Jiangsu and the northern part of Zhejiang. Here it implies the Jiangnan region, the cultural center of late imperial China, in particular for women writers and artists. 28. Qian was invited to serve the Southern Ming regime in Nanjing in the sixth lunar month of 1644. He left Changshu with Liu Rushi...
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