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Dangerous Women 1299

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Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators_these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world brilliantly to life. In a culture that is resoundingly patriarchal, these women are a vivid counterpoint. Violating state-sponsored orthodoxies, the granny mocks an ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published December 28th 1999 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 1999)
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Mel
I must admit the title of this book put me off. I thought it was quite wrong that she was using a Japanese word to describe Chinese women, especially when the Japenese Geisha tradition is quite different to that of the Chinese Ji. I was also dubious as it wasn't published by a university press. However, I decided to get it as it was recommended by both Susan Cahill and Dorothy Ko who are two of the best scholars of Chinese women's history and if they praised it I thought it must be worth reading ...more
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I do not doubt this book would make a good reference book for someone studying feminism in Ming Dynasty China but I have some quibbles about how this book is laid out and who it is intended for:

* I found a copy of this book in a neighboring public library system. This baffled me because as soon as you start reading it, the book is dense and better suited for an academic library. I can't imagine too many people into this public library asking for information about Ming Dynasty China, let alone ho
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Caitlin
I shouldn't read such intricate material when I'm tired on a night shift, I didn't realise that Dangerous Women: Warriors, Grannies, and Geishas of the Ming was actually about Chinese women until I was fairly late into the Geisha chapter [tired sigh]. But it was an insightful look into the life of a geisha that I'd never have considered looking up, such as the warrior and recluse classes; viewing geisha as tragic heroes (especially in romance) hadn't occurred to me before until this book.
Robert Campbell
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting introduction into the lives of fictional and historical women of the Ming period who lived outside prescribed social roles and thrived.
The writing is overly dramatic and repetitive at times.
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