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Melia Belli Bose
|Notes:||"An Ashgate book"--Cover|
|Description:||xx, 371 pages ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: Queens, courtesans, and collectors: women's engagement with art in Asia / Melia Belli Bose --
pt. 1. Matrons, art, and power. Mapping Holkar identity and the good name of Ahilyabai / Cathleen Cummings ; Royal matronage and a visual vocabulary of Indian queenship: Ahilyabai Holkar's memorial commissions / Melia Belli Bose ; Heavenly mistress and Bodhisattva: visualizing the divine identities of two empresses in Ming China (1368-1644) / Luk Yu-Ping ; A very "modern" matron: Phra Rachaya Dara Rasami as promoter and preserver of Lan Na Culture in early twentieth-century Siam / Leslie Woodhouse --
pt. 2. Women's work and working women. Imagining Du Liniang in The Peony Pavilion: female painters, self-portraiture, and paintings of beautiful women in late Ming China / Lara C.W. Blanchard ; Creating art in Japan's Imperial Buddhist convents: devotional practice and cultural pastime / Patricia Fister ; Women's work: Phulkari, Flora Annie Steel, and collecting textiles in British India / Cristin Mcknight Sethi --
pt. 3. Depicting the exemplary woman. Defining a woman: the painting of Sin Saimdang / Sunglim Kim ; Properly female: illustrated books of morals for women in Edo Japan / Elizabeth Lillehoj ; Absence and presence: representations of human and non-human females in Tibetan Thangkas / Serinity Young --
pt. 4. Gender in liminal spaces. Reconsidering gender realms: the garden as site and setting in late Imperial Shanghai / Kristen Chiem ; Women who crossed the cordon / Ikumi Kaminishi ; A multi-gendered scandal: the survival of the prostitute meme, Asazuma Boat / Miriam Wattles.
|Responsibility:||edited by Melia Belli Bose.|
'... a rich volume, packed with original analyses, often of artists or artworks that have not received much (or any) attention to date. It is also the first edited volume to look at the question of