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The Lioness Roars: Shrew Stories from Late Imperial China (Cornell East Asia Series 81)

Wu, Yenna

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ISBN 10: 1885445717 / ISBN 13: 9781885445711
Published by Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series, Ithaca, Ny, 1995
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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1885445717 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 Exlib; Literature GOOD; NoDJ; 156pp. Except for the library attachments or markings, this book appears almost unread. A shrew was a prominent figure in premodern Chinese literature and could be female of various ages and backgrounds. Bookseller Inventory # 026266

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Title: The Lioness Roars: Shrew Stories from Late ...

Publisher: Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series, Ithaca, Ny

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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This anthology offers translations of seven stories and one novella from the 17th and 18th centuries, with a critical introduction and bibliography. To date there are no translations from the premodern period which focus exclusively on women, let alone the image of the shrew. These stories are among the most representative and memorable of those featuring the prototypical Chinese shrew, a prominent figure in premodern Chinese fiction and drama. Unique in being thematically organized, The Lioness Roars provides manageable (and fun) literary source readings for courses on Chinese women, Chinese history or Chinese literature.

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Yenna Wu received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1986 and is currently Professor of Chinese, Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the University of California at Riverside. She is the author of The Chinese Virago: A Literary Theme (Harvard University, 1995) and Chinese the Easy Way (Barron's Educational Series, 1999). She has edited Zhongguo wenxue yu funu lunji [Critical Essays on Chinese Literature and Women] (Taipei, Taiwan, 1999), and has published over thirty articles and a number of translations and reviews. She currently serves as President of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies.

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