Chinese Imperial Women Writers 2

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  1. Liang Xiaoyu - The Unrestrained Courtesan
    • -First female playwright
    • -interested in women's history
    • -"unrestrained" because she could be vulagar
    • Writing
    • -collection of poetry
    • -history of women past and present
    • -play "United Primes" about cross-dresing
    • -wrote poems ending in the same character
  2. Jing Pianpian - Loyal Courtesan
    • -Promised to a man who left her, but remained loyal
    • Writing
    • -poetic collection - Flower-scattering Chants
  3. Ming Dynasty
    • -foot binding wide-spread
    • -smaller territory and weaker military than Yuan
    • -strong commerce and culture
    • -highly prosperous courtesean culture
  4. Ma Xianglan - high-spirited
    • -skilled painter
    • -plain-looking but high-spirited
    • -trained apprentices in theatre
    • -generous
    • -threw large party for 70th birthday
    • -died in lotus position
    • Writing
    • -poetic collection
    • play-A tale of 3 lives: Ths story of the jade hairpins
    • -courtesan gives her lover money for examinations
    • -scholar marries daughter of official
    • -haunts scholar to madness and suicide
  5. Liu Shi - legendary courtesan
    • -good family
    • -cruized on houseboat
    • -moved in with young poet chen zilong
    • -relationship with Qian Qianyi
    • -married as wife, not concubine
    • - After Qian Qianyi dies, hangs herself
    • -cross-dressing
    • -loyalist
    • Writing
    • -anthology of poetry with husband
    • -section on women's poetry, wrote biographies
    • -shi poetry, lyric, meditation on the past
  6. Shen Yixiu
    • Mother of YeXiaoluan and Ye Wanwan
    • writings
    • - Oriole Pipings
    • -About diceased daughters
    • -Strong personal emotions
  7. Ye Xiaoluan
    • Daughter of Shen Yixiu
    • Raised by aunt and uncle
    • Dies on her wedding day
    • Writings
    • - Noon Dreamhall collection
    • - master of the cooking dream
    • - song lyrics
    • - painting and calligraphy
  8. Ye Wanwan
    • Daughter of Shen Yixiu
    • Happy marriage
    • Writings
    • - Words of sorrow
    • - challenges traditional associations with seasons
    • - pain of separation, nastalga, negativw portrayal of marriage
  9. Banana Garden Poetry Club
    • Hangzhou 1665-75
    • fenale poetic and friendship community
    • linked verses - group composition
    • activity outside the realm of the home
    • wide range of subjects and voices
  10. Gu Taiqing - Manchu Poet
    • most famous manchu poet
    • good relationship with husband, then kicked out when he dies
    • writings
    • - Heavenly Wandering Pavilion Collection
    • - Shadow Dream of the Red Chamber
  11. Yuan Mei
    • Talented, well known male poet
    • many female desciples
    • self-made success
    • deliberately unconventional
    • anthology of female students
  12. Xi Peilan
    • Best known of Yuan Mei's desciples
    • wife of famous poet Sun Yuanxiang
    • Writings
    • - centered sround family
    • - for son after illness - narrative, dramatic journey
    • - Songs of a broken heart - lyrics with prose narrative
    • - to comfort my husband - praising him
  13. Luo Qilian
    • 3 different male teachers
    • writes about the plight of the woman poet
    • preface
    • - justifies female poetry
    • - seeks out master poets
    • - critisized for writing/socializing with men
    • - not less talent in women, just harder to be successful
  14. Wu Zao - PLaywrite and Lyricist
    • Not from literary family but educated
    • marriage only path of social mobility
    • writing
    • - the fake image
    • - alternates between norhtern and southern tune - masculine / feminine
    • - Lyrics
    • - Flower screen lyrics
  15. Qin Jin - Beheaded Feminists
    • *Documentary*
    • From line of officials
    • unhappy marriage
    • left husband, kids raised by her mother
    • Went to Japan
    • Feminist
    • Women's magazine
    • Writing
    • - Shi poetry, song lyric, lecture, plucking rhymes, Essay
    • - Women's education
    • - Alter women to injustice
  16. Plucking Rhymes
    • passages in verse and passages in prose
    • female audience
    • few literary illusions
    • broader, possibly illerterate audience
  17. Tao Zhenhuai
    • First female author of plucking rhymes
    • loss of infant son
    • Writing
    • - A Rain of Heavenly Flowers
    • - Zuo Weiming
    • - Paragon of lyalty
    • - Raises daughter as son
    • - orders younger daughter to kill herself
  18. Zhu Suxin
    • Little known, collaborated with performer Xiang Jin
    • Writing
    • - Lingked RIngs of Jade
    • - Conventions
    • - tries to avoid immoral conventions
    • - 16 plot elements to avoid
    • - triangular love interest
  19. Chen Duansheng
    • Husband exiled for cheating on exams
    • Writing
    • - Karmic bonds of Reincarnation
    • - first 64 chapters over a few years at parentl home
    • - next 4 chapters 12 years later
    • - woman who cross-dresses
    • - becomes prime minister
    • - can't admit real identity even to family/love
  20. Genre
    • rhapsody
    • shi poem
    • song lyric
    • drama (aria+suite)
    • olucking rhymes
    • women's script
    • essay
    • speech
    • fiction
    • memorial
  21. Class/group
    • elite/non-elite
    • Courtesan
    • Religous
  22. Ethnicity
    • Han
    • Gutaiqing - manchu
  23. Han Elite women
    • Stereotypes
    • - Xiaoqing
    • - Zhu Xuzhen
    • Gender consciouness
    • - Qiu jin
    • - Wuzao
    • Patriotism
    • - Qui Jin
    • Network
    • - Banana Garden
    • - Yuan Mei Desciples
    • - Matrons & Maidons

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