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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 90

The Burden of Female Talent

The Poet Li Qingzhao and Her History in China

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$59.95 • £47.95 • €54.00

ISBN 9780674726697

Publication Date: 02/17/2014

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  • List of Tables and Maps
  • Abbreviations and Editions
  • Introduction
  • 1. Women as Writers in the Song Dynasty
    • Courtesans as Poets
    • Literati Women as Poets
    • Poets of Repute
  • 2. Writing and the Struggle for Acceptance
    • Li Qingzhao on Reading and Writing
    • The Early Critics on Li Qingzhao
    • Li Qingzhao’s Shi Poetry and the Masculine Mode
    • “On Song Lyrics”
  • 3. Song Lyrics Preliminaries
    • The Authenticity Question
    • The Autobiographical Reading Problem
    • Why Are Women Poets Read That Way?
    • Why Did Zhao Mingcheng Not Send Letters Home to Li Qingzhao?
  • 4. Widowhood, Remarriage, Divorce
    • Fleeing the Jutchen and the Death of Zhao Mingcheng
    • Remarriage and Divorce
    • Larger Issues
  • 5. Writings from the Aftermath
    • Poems Addressed to Emissaries
    • Writings on Capture the Horse
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Song Lyric Piece Numbers and Finding List
  • Appendix 2. Recent Interpretations of Particular Poems on the Concubine Issue
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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