|03-06-2010, 11:23 PM||#1|
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Tsao [Zhao], Lady: Instruction for Chinese Women and Girls, v1, 7 March 2010.
The Chinese Book of Etiquette and Conduct for Women and Girls, Entitled, Instruction for Chinese Women and Girls
By Lady Tsao [Lady Zhao, also known as Pang Tai Ku, Tsao Tai Ku, Zhao Ban, Pan Chao and Huiban]. 45-116 A.D.
Translated from the Chinese by Mrs. S. L. Baldwin 
Zhao Ban was a Han Dynasty scholar, and the first Chinese woman historian; also writing the first Chinese etiquette book. She seems to advise industriousness, modesty and submissiveness for women. Revisionists suggest that this may be a ploy, intended to make sure that a woman survives long enough to be a dowager, or a mother-in-law, when she will have much more power and freedom.
The translator was a Methodist missionary’s wife.
Made from a scan at The Internet Archive. I have included the original illustrations.
|03-06-2010, 11:55 PM||#2|
Redblacks! (No kidding!)
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I'm currently reading The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. The two books would go well together!
|03-22-2010, 02:32 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2008
Quick easy read. Amazing book is so old! Translation very fluid ie not stilted. Clean edit. Clear and interesting illustrations. Thanks.
Last edited by lesleyd; 03-22-2010 at 02:53 AM.
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