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By Lily Xiao Hong Lee,A.D. Stefanowska,Sue Wiles

This new quantity of the "Biographical Dictionary of chinese language girls" spans greater than 2,000 years from antiquity to the early 7th century. It recovers the tales of greater than 2 hundred girls, the vast majority of them unknown within the West. The participants have sifted rigorously during the to be had resources, from the oracle bones to the earliest legends, from Liu Xiang's didactic Biographies to respectable and unofficial histories, for glimpses and insights into the lives of girls. Empresses and consorts, nuns and shamans, girls of notoriety or exemplary advantage, girls of bold and girls of creative or scholarly accomplishment - all are to be came across the following. The editors have assembled the tales of girls excessive born and occasional, representing the entire diversity of woman activity. The biographies are prepared alphabetically inside of 3 ancient groupings, to provide a few context to lives lived in altering situations over millennia. A word list, a chronology, and a discovering record that identifies girls of every interval by means of heritage or box of undertaking also are provided.

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