Synopses & Reviews
and#147;Clear, coherent, richly documented, and highly persuasive. I know of no other source devoted exclusively to the topic of Chinese womenand#8217;s biographies, and I am confident that this book will have a ready audience in the China field and beyond.and#8221; -Paul Ropp, Clark University
and#147;In addition to Liu Xiangand#8217;s Lienand#252; zhuan, the Urtext of Chinese womenand#8217;s biography, this rich trove of essays explores previously unexamined biographical genres and mines literary texts for their biographical potential. It will be of great value to scholars interested in womenand#8217;s history, life-writing, and biography, both in the China field and in comparative contexts.and#8221; -Grace S. Fong, McGill University
This volume develops new strategies for reading, contextualizing, and interpreting the long Chinese tradition of womenandrsquo;s biography. Drawing upon a vast array of sourcesandmdash;from formal biography to poetry, letters, and oral interviewsandmdash;the authors examine how womenandrsquo;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.
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.