Teachers of the Inner ChambersTeachers of the Inner Chambers



This pathbreaking work argues that literate gentry women in 17th-century Jiangnan, far from being oppressed or silenced, created a rich culture and meaningful existence within the constraints of the Confucian system.

Author: Dorothy Ko

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804723591

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This pathbreaking work argues that literate gentry women in 17th-century Jiangnan, far from being oppressed or silenced, created a rich culture and meaningful existence within the constraints of the Confucian system. Momentous socioeconomic and intellectual changes in 17th-century Jiangnan provided the stimulus for the flowering of women's culture. The most salient of these changes included a flourishing of commercial publishing, the rise of a reading public, a new emphasis on emotions, the promotion of women's education, and, more generally, the emergence of new definitions of womanhood. The author reconstructs the social, emotional and intellectual worlds of 17th-century women, and in doing so provides a new way to conceptualize China's past, one offering a more realistic and complete understanding of the values of Chinese culture and the functioning of Chinese society.

Icons of Beauty Art Culture and the Image of Women 2 volumes Icons of Beauty Art Culture and the Image of Women 2 volumes



Dorothy Ko, Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in
Seventeenth-Century China (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994): 143. 2.
This character sketch was written by her kinsman Shen Zibing for the poetry
collection ...

Author: Lindsay J. Bosch

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313081569

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What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. Icons of Beauty offers an enthralling overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses to modern celebrities, this interdisciplinary set offers fresh insight as to how we can use perceptions of beauty to learn about world cultures, both past and present. Each chapter looks at an individual work of art to pose a question about the power of beauty. What makes beauty modern? What is the influence of celebrities? How do women portray their own beauty in a different manner than men? In-depth profiles of the icons reveal how specific ideas about beauty were developed and expressed, offering a full analysis of their history, cultural significance, and lasting influence. In addition to renowned works of art, Icons of Beauty also looks at icons in literature, film, politics, and contemporary entertainment. Interdisciplinary and multicultural in its approach, chapters inside this set also feature sidebars on provocative topics and issues, such as foot binding and body adornment; myths and practices; opinions and interpretations; and even related films, songs, and even comic book characters. Generously illustrated, this rich set encompasses history, politics, society, women's studies, and art history, making it an indispensable resource for high school and college students as well as general readers.

The Red BrushThe Red Brush



Gu Ruopu and Liang Mengzhao Dorothy Ko, Teachers of the Inner Chambers:
Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China, pp. 219–25o, “Social and
Public Communities.” , trans., “Letter to my Sons' by Gu Ruopu (1592–ca. 1681),”
in ...

Author: Wilt L. Idema

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684173945

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"One of the most exciting recent developments in the study of Chinese literature has been the rediscovery of an extremely rich and diverse tradition of women’s writing of the imperial period (221 B.C.E.–1911 C.E.). Many of these writings are of considerable literary quality. Others provide us with moving insights into the lives and feelings of a surprisingly diverse group of women living in Confucian China, a society that perhaps more than any other is known for its patriarchal tradition. Because of the burgeoning interest in the study of both premodern and modern women in China, several scholarly books, articles, and even anthologies of women’s poetry have been published in the last two decades. This anthology differs from previous works by offering a glimpse of women’s writings not only in poetry but in other genres as well, including essays and letters, drama, religious writing, and narrative fiction. The authors have presented the selections within their respective biographical and historical contexts. This comprehensive approach helps to clarify traditional Chinese ideas on the nature and function of literature as well as on the role of the woman writer."

Different Worlds of DiscourseDifferent Worlds of Discourse



Teachers of the inner chambers”4 were thus transformed into educators in the
public domain, and female normal schools were built to train female teachers for
the sake of national prosperity. I. Women's Education in Late Imperial Society:
The ...

Author: Nanxiu Qian

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004167766

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During the late Qing reform era (1895-1912), women for the first time in Chinese history emerged in public space in collective groups. They assumed new social and educational roles and engaged in intense debates about the place of women in China's present and future. These debates found expression in new media, including periodicals and pictorials, which not only harnessed the power of existing cultural forms but also encouraged experimentation with a variety of new literary genres and styles - works increasingly produced by and for Chinese women. "Different Worlds of Discourse" explores the reform period from three interrelated and comparatively neglected perspectives: the construction of gender roles, the development of literary genres, and the emergence of new forms of print media.

The International Revision Commentary on the New TestamentThe International Revision Commentary on the New Testament



Behold , he is in the inner chambers , teaching in private , proposing some
scheme of deliverance . But ver . 27 points so unmistakably to the last days also ,
that we understand this caution as referring to all teachers who assert that the ...

Author: Philip Schaff

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Such a development , as Dorothy Ko discusses in her book Teachers of the Inner
Chambers , is a series of nested circles originating in the private domain of the
inner chambers and extending to the social realms of kinship , neighborhood ...

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Every Step a LotusEvery Step a Lotus



The author collects everything that is known about footbinding in China, using color and black-and-white photography to chronicle the history of the practice.

Author: Dorothy Ko

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520232836

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Page: 162

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The author collects everything that is known about footbinding in China, using color and black-and-white photography to chronicle the history of the practice.

Late Imperial ChinaLate Imperial China



Although occasionally an itinerant professional teacher, or 'teachers of the inner
chambers' (gui shushi or nu-shi), as they were known, would be hired, in most
cases the mother took up the task herself.44 Unlike the education of sons, which
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Viet NamViet Nam



See also Ko , Teachers of the Inner Chambers . In her study on women and
culture spanning the Ming - Qing transition , Ko demonstrates how
commercialization in the Jiangnan region and the rise of print culture enabled
women to enter the ...

Author: Nhung Tuyet Tran

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ISBN: UOM:39015064737565

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"Crossing borders and exploring ambiguities, the essays in Việt Nam: Borderless Histories draw on international archives and bring a range of ... analytical approaches to the global, regional, national and local narratives of Vietnamese history. Among the topics explored are the extraordinary diversity between north and south, lowland and highland, Việt and minority, and between colonial, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and dynastic influences."--Page 4 of cover.