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The Resource Heroines of Jiangyong : Chinese narrative ballads in women's script, translation & introduction by Wilt L. Idema

Heroines of Jiangyong : Chinese narrative ballads in women's script, translation & introduction by Wilt L. Idema

Label
Heroines of Jiangyong : Chinese narrative ballads in women's script
Title
Heroines of Jiangyong
Title remainder
Chinese narrative ballads in women's script
Statement of responsibility
translation & introduction by Wilt L. Idema
Title variation
Chinese narrative ballads in women's script
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Heroines of Jiangyong is the first English translation of a set of verse narratives recorded in the unique women's script (nushu) of rural Jiangyong County, Hunan, in southern China. This selection of Chinese folk literature provides a rare window into the everyday life of rural daughters, wives, and mothers, as they transmit valuable lessons about surviving in a patriarchal society that is often harsh and unforgiving. Featuring strong female protagonists, the ballads deal with moral issues, dangers women face outside the family home, and the difficulties of childbirth." "The women's script, which represents units of sound in the local Chinese dialect, was discovered by scholars in the late twentieth century, creating a stir in China and abroad." "This volume offers a full translation of all the longer ballads in women's script, providing an exceptional opportunity to observe which specific narratives appealed to rural women in traditional China. The translations are preceded by a brief introduction to women's script and its scholarship, and a discussion of each of the twelve selections."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
895.1/1520809287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PL2658.E3
LC item number
H45 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Idema, W. L.
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  • Chinese poetry
  • Chinese poetry
  • Chinese poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Chinese poetry
  • Chinese poetry
  • China
  • Nüshu
  • Geheimschrift
  • Jiangyong
  • Frau
  • Jiangyong
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian / General
Label
Heroines of Jiangyong : Chinese narrative ballads in women's script, translation & introduction by Wilt L. Idema
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-181)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral tracts. Admonitions for my daughter ; The ten months of pregnancy ; The family heirloom ; The lazy wife -- Narrative ballads. The tale of third sister ; The daughter of the Xiao family ; Lady Luo ; The Maiden Meng Jiang ; The flower seller ; The demonic carp ; The karmic affinity of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai ; Fifth daughter Wang
Control code
772529125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800110
Lccn
2008037004
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct39d6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772529125
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Heroines of Jiangyong : Chinese narrative ballads in women's script, translation & introduction by Wilt L. Idema
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-181)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral tracts. Admonitions for my daughter ; The ten months of pregnancy ; The family heirloom ; The lazy wife -- Narrative ballads. The tale of third sister ; The daughter of the Xiao family ; Lady Luo ; The Maiden Meng Jiang ; The flower seller ; The demonic carp ; The karmic affinity of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai ; Fifth daughter Wang
Control code
772529125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800110
Lccn
2008037004
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct39d6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772529125
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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