Chinese Women in the Imperial Past: New Perspectives


The present volume is the result of a Leiden University workshop on women in imperial China by a group of international scholars. In recent years Chinese women and gender studies have attracted more and more attention, and this book is one of the first efforts to focus on major aspects of this subject. It covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, including bibliography, demography, history, legal studies, literature, history of medicine, and philosophy. Chinese Women in the Imperial Past can rightly be seen as connected with the new Brill journal NAN NU, Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China, which was founded to provide the scholarly community with a lasting forum in which the subject of Chinese women and gender can be dealt with in its own right.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Harriet T. Zurndorfer
  • Wilt L. Idema
  • Christian De Pee
  • Angela Ki Che Leung
  • Mark Elvin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 1999


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