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Notable women of China : Shang dynasty to the early twentieth century

Author: Barbara Bennett Peterson
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2000.
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This text offers in-depth biographies of Chinese women from the fifth century BCE to the early 20th century. It reflects their achievements in poetry, literature, painting, music, dancing,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Notable women of China.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2000
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bennett Peterson
ISBN: 076560504X 9780765605047
OCLC Number: 41231560
Notes: "An East gate book."
Description: xxvi, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Ancient Chinese Civilization: An Orientation to the Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties. Fu Hao, earliest female general, Shang dynasty. Xu Mu, poet, Spring and Autumn period. Qi Jiang, politician, Spring and Autumn period (Eastern Zhou dynasty). Zhuang Fanji, queen, Spring and Autumn period. Xi Shi, beauty, Spring and Autumn period. Mother Meng, mother of Mencius, Warring States period. Qin Xuan, queen dowager, Warring States period. Ru Ji, political aide, Warring States period --
pt. II. The Decline of the Zhou, the Period of the Warring States, and the Formation of the Qin and Han Dynasties. Lu Zhi, first wife of founder of the Western Han dynasty. Yu Ji, beauty, Han dynasty. Empress Dowager Dou, wife of Emperor Xiaowen, Han dynasty. Chunyu Tiying, heroine, Western Han dynasty. Zhuo Wenjun, poet, Western Han dynasty. Queen Wei, wife and consort to Emperor Wudi, Western Han dynasty. Queen Xiaowu, court dancer and wife of Emperor Wudi, Western Han dynasty. Liu Xijun, Western Han princess who married a king a Wusun, leader of one of the northern minorities. Jie You, princess, diplomat/ambassador, married to king of Wusun, Western Han dynasty. Feng Liao, diplomat and ambassador, Han dynasty. Wang Wengxu, court dancer and mother of Emperor Xuandi, Western Han dynasty. Wang Zhengjun, wife of Emperor Yuandi, Western Han dynasty. Ban Jieyu, poet, Western Han dynasty. Huan Shaojun, mother model, Western and Eastern Han dynasties. Zhao Feiyan, court dancer, later Empress Xiaocheng, Western Han dynasty. Madam Lu, leader of a peasant uprising, Western Han dynasty. Empress Yin, empress of the first Eastern Han emperor. Queen Ma, queen-consort of Emperor Ming, Eastern Han dynasty. Ban Zhao, China's first female historian, Eastern Han dynasty. Empress Dowager Dou, wife of Emperor Zhang, Eastern Han dynasty. Xu Shu, poet, Eastern Han dynasty. Meng Guang, Confucian model wife, Eastern Han dynasty. Empress Deng, wife of Emperor Liu Zhao, Eastern Han dynasty. Empress Yan, wife of Emperor An, Eastern Han dynasty --
pt. III. The Collapse of the Han, a Period of Disunion, and Revitalization. Cai Wenji, poet, Eastern Han dynasty. Madam Sun, wife of Liu Bei, Three Kingdoms period. Xing Xianying, moral exemplar, Three Kingdoms period. Madam Yuan, wife of Xu Yun, Three Kingdoms period. Zuo Fen, writer, Three Kingdoms period. Lady Song, scholar, Three Kingdoms period. Xie Daoyun, poet, Eastern Jin dynasty. Madam Han, military adviser, Eastern Jin dynasty. Su Hui, poet, Eastern Jin dynasty. Empress Yi, empress of Li Xuansheng, Sixteen Kingdoms period. Madam Meng, military aide, Eastern Jin dynasty. Empress Feng, consort of Emperor Wen Chendi, Northern Wei dynasty. Madam Liu, mother model, Eastern Jin dynasty. Madam Xian, general and military strategist, Northern and Southern dynasties --
pt. IV. The Sui Dynasty and China's Golden Age, the Tang Dynasty. Princess Pingyang, military general and daughter of the first Tang emperor. Empress Shunxian, consort of Emperor Taizong, Tang dynasty. Princess Wencheng, married to the founding king of Tibet, Songzan Ganbu, Tang dynasty. Wu Zetian, China's only female emperor, Tang dynasty. Shangguan Wan'er, poet and court official, Tang dynasty. Empress Wei, wife of Emperor Zhongzong, Tang dynasty. Princess Taiping, daughter of Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian, Tang dynasty. Madam Gong Sun, fencing-dancer, Tang dynasty. Jiang Chaipin, concubine of Emperor Xuanzong and poet, Tang dynasty. Li Ye, poet, Tang dynasty. Madam Yang, warrior, Tang dynasty. Yang Guifei, highest ranking imperial concubine, Tang dynasty. Bao Junwei, poet, Tang dynasty. Song Sisters, poets and beauties, Tang dynasty. Xue Tao, poet, Tang dynasty. Lu Meiniang, craftswoman, Tang Dynasty. Niu Yingzhen, writer, Tang dynasty. Guan Panpan, wife of Zhang Yin, Tang dynasty. Empress Liu, wife of Emperor Zhuangzong, Tang dynasty --
pt. V. The Song and Yuan Dynasties Revitalize China. Xulu Ping, wife of Ye Liaborger, first emperor of the Liao dynasty. Madam Huarui, concubine and poet, Song dynasty. Empress Dowager Xiao, wife of Emperor Jingzong, Liao dynasty. Li Qingzhao, poet, Song dynasty. Liang Hongyu, general and heroine, Northern and Southern Song dynasties. Sun Daoxuan, poet, Song dynasty. Tang Wan, poet and first wife of Lu You, Southern Song dynasty --
pt. VI. The Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Coming of the Opium Wars. Huang E, writer, Ming dynasty. Zheng Guifei, concubine, Ming dynasty. Qin Liangyu, general, Ming dynasty. Fang Weiyi, writer, Ming and Qing dynasties. Huang Yuanjie, writer, Ming and Qing dynasties. Wang Ruishu, writer and poet, Ming and Qing dynasties. Li Yin, poet and painter, Ming and Qing dynasties. Empress Xiao Zhuang Wen, consort of Emperor Tiancong, Qing dynasty. Yi Xiaoluan, poet, Ming dynasty. Chen Yuanyun, courtesan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Dong Bai, poet, Ming and Qing dynasties. Hou Zhi, poet, Qing dynasty. Wang Zhenyi, scientist, Qing dynasty. Wang Cong'er, military leader of the White Lotus Rebellion, Qing dynasty. Cixi, empress dowager, Qing dynasty. Soong Ai-ling, Sun Yat-sen's English secretary. Soong Qing-ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, political leader. Anna Louise Strong, American writer in China. Ding Ling, writer, Repubic of China, People's Republic of China.
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Barbara Bennett Peterson ; associate editors, He Hong Fei [and others].


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