Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women

The Qing Period, 1644–1911

(中國婦女傳記辭典:清代卷,1644–1911 )

Edited by Clara Wing-chung Ho

ISBN : 978-962-209-482-6

History Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women

January 1999

424 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″

For sale in Asia (except Japan), New Zealand, the UK, and Europe only

  • HK$220.00

This major new reference is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by a team of over 60 Chinese scholars based in North America, Hong Kong, Australia, and China.

Compiled from a wide array of original sources, these detailed biographies present the lives, work, and significance of more than 200 Chinese women from many different backgrounds and areas of interest—including literature, painting, drama, embroidery, pottery, politics, science, religion, healing, cuisine, and music.

Each entry is substantive and reflects careful research and the diligent gathering and synthesizing of the known facts of each subject’s life.

This book and another in the planning stage covering the years 1912 to 1990 are the first biographical dictionaries in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women.