Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period Through the Song Dynasty

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Hackett Publishing, 2003 - 449 pages

This rich collection of writings--many translated especially for this volume and some available in English for the first time--provides a journey through the history of Chinese culture, tracing the Chinese understanding of women as elucidated in writings spanning more than two thousand years. From the earliest oracle bone inscriptions of the Pre-Qin period through the poems and stories of the Song Dynasty, these works shed light on Chinese images of women and their roles in society in terms of such topics as human nature, cosmology, gender, and virtue.

 

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Contents

Oracle Bone Inscriptions on Women
2
The Book of Odes Shijing
4
The Classic of Changes Yijing
25
The Canon of Documents Shujing
46
The Record of Rites Liji tec
48
Eastern Zhou 770221 B C E
61
Analects of Confucius Lunyü
62
Daodejing jitu ke
67
Classic of the White Girl or the Art of
191
xinyi 世說新語 Liu Yiqing 劉義慶
207
New Songs from a Jade Terrace Yütai xinyong
229
Family Instructions to the Yan Clan Yanshi jiaxun
245
Women in the Standard Histories Shishu
255
Tang and Song 6181279 C E
265
The Sutra of the Teaching of Vimalakirti
272
From
278

The Zuo Commentary Zuozhuan EW
73
Discourses of the States Guoyü
83
山海經
92
Nü Gua toyFrom Liezi 77
100
Mencius Mengzi FF
102
Zhuangzi F
109
Xunzi F
113
Hanfeizi F
119
The Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine Huangdi neijing
123
Nine Songs Jiu ge tk Qü Yuan E
132
Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn
162
Comprehensive Discussions in the White Tiger Hall
170
Guanyin Chapter of the Lotus Sutra Guanyin pin
284
Women Muzhiming
299
Reflections on Things at Hand Jinsi lu 1
316
The Analects for Women Nü lunyü
327
Examination Essays Panbacui It
341
Du Guangting titi
366
The Story of Yingying Yingying Zhuan
391
Precepts for Family Life Jiafan
414
Song of Lasting Regret Changhen ge Elek
421
Song Poems for Daughters
432
Suggested Readings
447
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Robin R. Wang is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

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