Notable Women of China: Shang Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century

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Routledge, Sep 16, 2016 - Political Science - 386 pages
The collaborative effort of nearly 100 China scholars from around the world, this unique one-volume reference provides 89 in-depth biographies of important Chinese women from the fifth century B.C.E to the early twentieth century.
 

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In a society where women traditionally had "no freedom of thought, no freedom of action, no freedom of love, and no freedom of expression," the editor successfully extracts from Chinese history the ... Read full review

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Acknowledgments
THE DECLINE OF THE ZHOU THE PERIOD OF THE WARRING
Lu Zhi first wife of founder of the Western Han dynasty
THE COLLAPSE OF THE HAN A PERIOD OF DISUNION
Jie You princess diplomatambassador married to king of Wusun Western
THE SONG AND YUAN DYNASTIES REVITALIZE CHINA
THE MING AND QING DYNASTIES AND THE COMING OF
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