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Fiction's family : Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the business of women in late-Qing China

Author: Ellen Widmer
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2016.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 99.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the writings of one western Zhejiang literary family whose works were emblematic of shifting attitudes towards women. Placing this family at the center of this study, the author illuminates the bridge between the late Qing and the previous period, the interplay of genres during the family's lifetimes, and the interaction of Shanghai publishing with other regions"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Xi Zhan; Xi Zhan; Kai Zhan; Kai Zhan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Widmer
ISBN: 9780674088375 0674088379
OCLC Number: 904715414
Description: xv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fragile Transmissions: An Introduction --
Literary Partners in Changing Times --
Zhan Xi's Life, Children, and Writings --
Zhan Kai, His Life and Courtesan Sketches --
Zhan Kai's Novels --
Zhan Kai as Journalist --
Amplification and Conclusion.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 99.
Responsibility: Ellen Widmer.

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