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The beauty and the book : women and fiction in nineteenth-century China
AuthorWidmer, Ellen
Pub. LocationCambridge, MAPublisherHarvard University Asia Center
Date2006Phys. Desc.xiv, 407 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LocationDirector's OfficeCall NumberPL2278.W53 2006
The beauty and the book : women and fiction in nineteenth-century China / Ellen Widmer.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-385) and index.

Introduction: From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century -- pt. I. Contiguities: Women, fiction, and print culture circa 1830. The women of Jinghua yuan ; Hou Zhi and "Women's Tanci" ; Fiction in three prominent women's lives ; Fiction as women's literature: the view circa 1830 -- pt. II. Continuities: Honglou meng ying in its nineteenth-century setting. Honglou meng ying in biographical and literary perspectives ; Honglou meng sequels and their female readers ; Women, publishing, and late Qing literary currents -- Afterword: Women and "The rise of the novel" in China -- Appendixes: A. Three generations of women ; B. Three poems in translation.

Subject(s)Chinese fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
Chinese fiction--19th century--History and criticism
Women authors, Chinese--19th century
SeriesHarvard East Asian monographs ; 268
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #14297
ISBN0674021460 ; 9780674021464LCCN2005031534OCLC62281714