A database of previously-published English translations of official edicts and memorials from nineteenth century China's Qing dynasty, spanning from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. The Peking Gazette provides insight into the Manchu state and its subjects as they grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China's contemporary rise. Contains the voices of Manchu emperors, Han officials, gentry leaders, and peasant spokesmen as they discussed and debated the most important political, social, and cultural movements, trends, and events of their day, and provides insight into the policies and attitudes of the emperors, the ideas and perspectives of the officials, and the mentality and worldviews of the Han, Mongol, Manchu, Muslim, and Tibetan subjects of the Great Qing Empire.
1. The Women of the Nalan Family: Miss Nalan, Sibo, and Madam Zhaojia
2. A Prisoner's Mother and Wife: The Mistress of the Study for Nurturing Simplicity and the Mistress of the Orchid Pavilion
3. Chastity and Suicide: Xiguang4. Mourning Royalty: Lady Zhoujia, Lady Tongjia, and Lady Fucha5. Sacrifice and Friendship: Bingyue
6. A Tomboy in a Silly Dress: Mengyue7. Unbridled Energy: Yingchuan8. Releasing Butterflies: Wanyan Jinchi9. Seeking Refuge in Truth: Guizhen Daoren
10. Traveling throughout the Empire: Baibao Youlan
11. A Proud Descendant of Chinggis Khan: Naxun Lanbao12. From Hengyang to Beijing: Lingwen Zhuyou13. The Modest Pursuit of a Minor Way: Duomin Huiru14. A Poet from the Homeland: Lady Husihali AbbreviationsNotesGlossary of Chinese CharactersBibliographyIndex.
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This anthology presents substantial selections from the work of twenty Manchu women poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The poems, inspired by their daily life and reflections, provide fascinating insights into the experiences and emotions of these women, most of whom belonged to the elite families of Manchu society. Each selection is accompanied by biographical material that illuminates the life stories of the poets. The volume's introduction describes the printing history of the collections from which these poems are drawn, the authors' practice of poetry writing, ethnic and gender issues, and comparisons with the poetry of women in South China and of male authors of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780295999869 20190204