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Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China
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Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Nanxiu Qian

Abstract

This book examines the late Qing reforms from the perspective of the talented and prolific woman writer Xue Shaohui and the reform-minded members of her social and intellectual networks. It moves attention from the well-known male historical actors of 1898 to the long-obscured women reformers and their male collaborators, and broadens the conventional focus on the “Hundred Days” to cover a much longer time period, from China’s Self-Strengthening effort beginning in the 1860s to the New Policies of the early twentieth century, which included the constitutional movement. Probing these players’ p ... More

Keywords: Xue Shaohui, late Qing reforms, 1898, women reformers, gender, equal rights, women’s education, women’s emancipation, patriarchal nationalism, wealth and power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804792400
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804792400.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nanxiu Qian, author
School of Humanities, Rice University