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Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan, and: Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period through the Song Dynasty (review)

Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan, and: Images of Women in... Features 15 Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, and Joan R. Piggott, editors. Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2003. xiii, 337 pp. Hardcover $60.00, isbn 0­520­23105­8. Paperback $24.95, isbn 0­520­ 23138­4. Robin R. Wang, editor. Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period through the Song Dynasty. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett, 2003. xiv, 449 pp. Hardcover $49.00, isbn 0­ 87220­652­1. Paperback $18.95, isbn 0­87220­651­3. The two books reviewed here are important additions to gender studies relating to Asia, and particularly to China. They both serve to broaden understanding of the identity of women and their life experiences in premodern times, the first book geographically and the second ideologically. Women and Confucian Cultures is a collection of essays investigating the impact of Confucianism on the women of premodern China, Korea, and Japan. Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture is an edited volume of writings relating to gender from different schools of thought and genres in premodern China. Women and Confucian Cultures is in three parts: part 1, "Scripts of Male Dominance," contains four essays; part 2, "Propagating Confucian Virtues," http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan, and: Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period through the Song Dynasty (review)

China Review International , Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

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Features 15 Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, and Joan R. Piggott, editors. Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2003. xiii, 337 pp. Hardcover $60.00, isbn 0­520­23105­8. Paperback $24.95, isbn 0­520­ 23138­4. Robin R. Wang, editor. Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period through the Song Dynasty. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett, 2003. xiv, 449 pp. Hardcover $49.00, isbn 0­ 87220­652­1. Paperback $18.95, isbn 0­87220­651­3. The two books reviewed here are important additions to gender studies relating to Asia, and particularly to China. They both serve to broaden understanding of the identity of women and their life experiences in premodern times, the first book geographically and the second ideologically. Women and Confucian Cultures is a collection of essays investigating the impact of Confucianism on the women of premodern China, Korea, and Japan. Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture is an edited volume of writings relating to gender from different schools of thought and genres in premodern China. Women and Confucian Cultures is in three parts: part 1, "Scripts of Male Dominance," contains four essays; part 2, "Propagating Confucian Virtues,"

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 18, 2004

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