Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition
"Presence and Presentation" is the first volume of essays to focus on the lives of Chinese women before the 10th century. An impressive array of scholars examines historical, religious, and literary texts of medieval China (mainly from the 3rd to the 10th centuries) and discovers topics which are surprisingly modern. A princess dies of a miscarriage as a result of marital...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 29th 1999 by Palgrave MacMillan
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Jul 22, 2012 Mel rated it 5 of 5 stars
This book is about £300 pounds on amazon and an excellent example of why I had to rejoin the SOAS library. I can't think how I missed reading it when I was at SOAS. (Or if I did I had forgotten it) It is a selection of essays about women in Chinese history from around 400 CE-1200 CE. The essay by Suzanne Cahill is on the exact same topic as I did my dissertation on (Women transcendents in Tang Taoism) so I feel like I can't have missed it. Though it is possible I only had time to read the releva...more