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Representing an unprecedented collaboration among international scholars from Asia, Europe, and the United States, this volume rewrites the history of East Asia by rethinking the contentious relationship between Confucianism and women. The authors discuss the absence of women in the Confucian canonical tradition and examine the presence of women in politics, family, educat ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published August 28th 2003 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jewel
various essays by upper crust academics examining women in China, Korea and Japan. some translated.

I found the first two essays a headache to comprehend, but the other essays a breeze. essay topics include music in Confucian China, the last female ruler of Japan, the first indicators of Confucian influence in Japan, women in the Confucian home and more. to be honest, I skimmed the few essays about Korea because Korea isn't really high on my totem pole of interests.

probably an excellent resource
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