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By Lily Xiao Hong Lee, A.D. Stefanowska, Sue Wiles

This new quantity of the "Biographical Dictionary of chinese language girls" spans greater than 2,000 years from antiquity to the early 7th century. It recovers the tales of greater than two hundred girls, the vast majority of them unknown within the West. The participants have sifted rigorously in the course of the to be had resources, from the oracle bones to the earliest legends, from Liu Xiang's didactic Biographies to authentic and unofficial histories, for glimpses and insights into the lives of girls. Empresses and consorts, nuns and shamans, girls of notoriety or exemplary advantage, ladies of bold and ladies of creative or scholarly accomplishment - all are to be came across the following. The editors have assembled the tales of girls excessive born and coffee, representing the total variety of girl exercise. The biographies are geared up alphabetically inside 3 historic groupings, to provide a few context to lives lived in altering situations over millennia. A thesaurus, a chronology, and a discovering record that identifies ladies of every interval via history or box of activity also are supplied.

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She is known for curbing 18 FAN JI her husband’s fondness for hunting by refusing to eat meat. We know from historical texts that the significance of this is that King Zhuang had made it clear that anyone who remonstrated with him did so on pain of death. Fan Ji’s strategy was effective because she managed to remonstrate with him without angering him. She is also known for encouraging the selection of capable beauties as his concubines without herself becoming jealous that they might supplant her as his favorite.

Lienü zhuan. 3b–4a. O’Hara, Albert R. ” Taipei: Mei Ya, 1971; 1978, 56–58. Shi ji. 1700. Female Ruler of the West: see Queen Mother of the West Foxi of Zhao’s Mother The Mother of Foxi (Zhao Foxi Mu), fl. , is remembered for having saved herself from being killed as punishment for a rebellion led by her son. Her son, Foxi, was the steward and overseer of Zhongmou (the present-day city of Kaifeng in Henan Province) in Zhao (a small state in the south of the present-day provinces of Shandong and Shanxi), and he and his entire household were sentenced to death after the unsuccessful rebellion of Zhongmou against the state of Zhao.

878–841) that someone dared open the vessel, causing spit to flow out and fill the room. King Li had women undress and shout at it, believing this would stop its flow, but to no avail, for it changed into a dark tortoise (one source says a black BO JI 7 snake), which entered the women’s quarters and impregnated a virgin concubine of about seven years of age. She did not become pregnant immediately: Biographies of Eminent Women (Lienü zhuan) says she became pregnant when she was about fifteen (“when she fixed up her hair as marriageable”), but places this event at least fourteen years after her impregnation at seven.

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