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 ladies, the vast majority of them unknown within the West. The members have sifted conscientiously in the course of 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 ladies. Empresses and consorts, nuns and shamans, girls of notoriety or exemplary advantage, girls of bold and ladies of inventive or scholarly accomplishment - all are to be stumbled on the following. The editors have assembled the tales of ladies excessive born and occasional, representing the total diversity of girl recreation. The biographies are equipped alphabetically inside of 3 ancient groupings, to provide a few context to lives lived in altering conditions over millennia. A thesaurus, a chronology, and a discovering checklist that identifies ladies of every interval through history or box of pastime also are supplied.

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