1st Edition

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: v. 1: The Qing Period, 1644-1911

    The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, this reference is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by a team of over 60 China scholars from around the world. 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.

    Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Editors' Note; Guide to Chinese Words Used; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Translators; Chronological List of Qing Dynasty Emperors; Finding List by Background or Fields of Endeavor; Biographies; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; W; X; Y; Z; Biographies of Consorts; Glossary of Chinese Names;


    Lily Xiao Hong Lee was bom in Jiangxi, China, and after 1949 lived in Hong Kong, British Malaya, Singapore, and the United States before moving to Australia in 1971. She became the Oriental Librarian of the University of Sydney, and although by then mother to four children, she completed her PhD and became lecturer in the School of Asian Studies. In the meantime, she has produced two books and numerous research papers and journal articles on Chinese women and the literature of the Wei-Jin period., The Qing Period Editor Clara Wing-chung Ho, A. D. Stefanowska was until recently senior lecturer at the University of Sydney where she taught Classical Chinese for 30 years. She is currently honorary research associate at that university. Since 1984 she has been editor of the Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia and, since 1988, co-editor of the University of Sydney East Asian Series. Her current research interest is the literature of the Sung dynasty., The Qing Period Editor Clara Wing-chung Ho, Clara Wing-chung Ho was born in Hong Kong. She is now associate professor in History at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her current research interests include historical attitudes towards Chinese women and the development and content of children’s education in imperial China.