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Harvard East Asian Monographs 268

The Beauty and the Book

Women and Fiction in Nineteenth-Century China

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674021464

Publication Date: 04/30/2006


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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    • 1. Introduction: From the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
  • Part I. Contiguities: Women, Fiction, and Print Culture Circa 1830
    • 2. The Women of Jinghua yuan
    • 3. Hou Zhi and “Women’s Tanci
    • 4. Fiction in Three Prominent Women’s Lives
    • 5. Fiction as Women’s Literature: The View Circa 1830
  • Part II. Continuities: Honglou meng ying in Its Nineteenth-Century Setting
    • 6. Honglou meng ying Sequels and Their Female Readers
    • 7. Honglou meng Sequels and Their Female Readers
    • 8. Women, Publishing, and Late Qing Literary Currents
  • Afterword: Women and the “Rise of the Novel” in China
  • Appendices
    • A. Three Generations of Women
    • B. Three Poems in Translation
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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