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Author Qian, Nanxiu, author

Title Politics, poetics, and gender in late Qing China : Xue Shaohui and the era of reform / Nanxiu Qian
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
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Contents Making the future reformers (1866-97). Xue Shaohui and the Min writing-women culture -- The Chen brothers and the Fuzhou Navy Yard culture -- A marriage between the two cultures -- Revitalizing the Xianyuan tradition in the late Qing reform era (1897-1911). The 1897-98 Shanghai campaign for women's education -- Translating the female West to expand Chinese women's space -- Introducing modern science and technology through literature -- Xue's self-repositioning in the family -- Xue's literary response to the late Qing reforms
Summary In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The ""Hundred Day's Reform"" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but until now the Qing women reformers have received almost no consideration. In this book, historian Nanxiu Qian reveals the contributions of the active, optimistic, and self-sufficient women reformers of the late Qing Dynasty.Qian examines the late
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Xue, Shaohui, 1866-1911 -- Political and social views.
Politics and literature -- China -- History.
Women and literature -- China -- History.
Women authors, Chinese -- Political and social views.
Women social reformers -- China -- History.
Women's rights -- China -- History.
China -- History -- Reform movement, 1898.
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804792402
0804794278 (electronic bk)
9780804794275 (electronic bk)