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Dissertation > Literature > Chinese Literature > The body of literature reviews and research > Novel > Ancient Novel

Study on Biographies of Women in Anient China by Liu Xiang

Author ZhanXiaoQing
Tutor WengYinTao
School Fujian Normal University
Course Ancient Literature
Keywords Liu xiang Biographies of Women in Ancient China study
CLC I207.41
Type Master's thesis
Year 2008
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Liu Xiang is a thinker,confucian scholar,bibliographer and writer in China Western Han Dynasty.Biographies of Women in Ancient China,compiled in the year BC 16 by Liu Xiang, has been arising the stress for the researchers.Ancient researchers were more inclined to its glossing and textual study,while modern researchers are focused on its political thinking, history and literature,But both neglected excavating the female image.Analyzing and cleaning up the study status in the ancient and modern times,its nature,the female image and its impact on the future generations,we find that it should be a monograph about women’s history and a female civilizing book as well.It is the seed of Chinese women literature. Carefully studying it,we can find out the women’s real and colorful image in society before the Western Han Dynasty:a certain social survival space,the political skill not less than men, courage and literary background admired by people.Also they are rational,ready to help husband and educate children,full of mercy,intelligent and versatile.While giving the women colorful image,Liu Xiang realized that the strength of women could not be neglected.He expected a lot of women,which showed his progressive idea on women.Studying Biographies of Women in Ancient China,we can find that the book has a profound influence on later generations of morality,women education,history and literature.

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