Exemplary Women of Early China: The  Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for women to offer counsel when fathers, husbands, sons, and rulers stray from virtue. The earliest Chinese text devoted to the moral education of women, the Lienü zhuan was compiled by Liu Xiang (79–8 B.C.E.) at the end of the Han dynasty (202 B.C.E.–9 C.E.)… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 28, 2014)

Collection: Translations from the Asian Classics

Parent ISBN: 9780231163095

Language: English


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