It is in the context of globalisation and a rapidly evolving Chinese society that the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: 1912–2000, is prepared. In the first half of the twentieth century, revolutionaries, political activists and reformers feature. Some are politicians, or who rose to powerful positions within the government. As new technologies and entertainments were developed, the latter half of the century gave birth to fearless female performers and scholars: actresses, dramatists and martial arts stars alongside scientists and lawyers. Throughout the century, the creative work of Chinese women is a constant theme – novelists, directors, painters and poets all feature.
This volume is accompanied by an index of names by profession, based on each woman’s most well-known research category, profession or skill; some women will appear in more than one category. To cater for readers who are not experts, this volume also includes a chronology of twentieth-century events.
A previous volume, The Qing Dynasty 1644–1912, is also available.
Lily Xiao Hong Lee is an honorary associate professor of Chinese studies at the University of Sydney.
Name in Chinese characters: 陳玉冰
Finding list by background or fields of endeavor
Brief chronology of twentieth-century events
Size: 236 × 156 mm
Copyright: © 2016
Publication: 30 Nov 2016