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By Binbin Yang

Heroines of the Qing introduces an array of chinese language ladies from the eighteenth and 19th centuries who have been robust, energetic matters in their personal lives and who wrote themselves because the heroines in their exemplary tales. regularly, �exemplary ladies� (lienu)�heroic martyrs, chaste widows, and trustworthy maidens, for example�were written into legitimate dynastic histories for his or her unrelenting adherence to woman advantage via Confucian relations criteria. notwithstanding, regardless of the wealthy writing traditions approximately those ladies, their lives have been usually distorted via ethical and cultural agendas. Binbin Yang, drawing on interdisciplinary resources, exhibits how they have been in a position to go barriers that have been ordinarily closed to women�boundaries not just of gender, but additionally of information, monetary strength, political engagement, and formality and cultural authority. Yang heavily examines the rhetorical innovations those �exemplary girls� exploited for self-representation in a number of writing genres and highlights their skillful negotiation with, and appropriation of, the values of girl exemplarity for self-empowerment.

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