Fiction's family : Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the business of women in late-Qing China

Widmer, Ellen, author

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  • Creator Ellen Widmer
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2016.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xv, 329 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9781684170838, 1684170834, 9780674088375, 0674088379
  • OCLC ocn999606462


  • "Explores the writings of one western Zhejiang literary family whose works were emblematic of shifting attitudes towards women. Placing this family at the center of this study, the author illuminates the bridge between the late Qing and the previous period, the interplay of genres during the family's lifetimes, and the interaction of Shanghai publishing with other regions"--


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318) and index.


  • Fragile Transmissions: An Introduction -- Literary Partners in Changing Times -- Zhan Xi's Life, Children, and Writings -- Zhan Kai, His Life and Courtesan Sketches -- Zhan Kai's Novels -- Zhan Kai as Journalist -- Amplification and Conclusion
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