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Beyond Exemplar Tales (New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society #1)

Joan Judge (Editor), Ying Hu (Editor)


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This volume develops new strategies for reading, contextualizing, and interpreting the long Chinese tradition of women’s biography. Drawing upon a vast array of sources—from formal biography to poetry, letters, and oral interviews—the authors examine how women’s biography served particular cultural, political, and world-making projects, and how it illuminates these projects in new ways by highlighting tensions within and between them.

University of California Press, 9780520289734, 446pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2011

About the Author

Joan Judge is a professor of history and humanities at York University. Hu Ying is a professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of California, Irvine.