Women--China--Social conditions and Women--China--Bibliography
As far back as the first century BCE, Chinese dynastic historians - all men - began recording the achievements of Chinese women and creating a structure of understanding that would be used to limit and control them. To men, these women became role models for their daughters and wives; to the few literate women readers, they became paradigms for their own behavior. Thus, although these biographies are descriptive by nature, they actually became prescriptive. Gentlemen's Prescriptions for Women's Lives is an enlightening source for studying Chinese women of the Imperial era as well as for understanding Chinese womanhood in general. By contextualizing these biographies, the author shows us these women not just as the complaisant, calm-eyed, delicate figures that adorn Confucian texts, but also as the products of the Confucian tradition's appropriation of women.
Motion pictures--China--Bibliography, Motion picture industry--China--Bibliography, and Film criticism--China--Bibliography
'This reference tool covers monographs, conference proceedings, and theses that relate to film studies in and about mainland China published between 1920 and 2003. It references basic information, such as film titles, directors, and actors, as well as a variety of topics in film studies, such as film history, genres, and technology. Presented in English and Chinese, this bibliography follows an intelligently structured subject scheme, and includes three indexes.'--Provided by publisher.