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Representing Lives in China: Forms of Biography in the Ming-Qing Period 1368-1911

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Author: Ihor Pidhainy, Roger Des Forges, and Grace S. Fong

The chapters in this ground-breaking volume examine the complex practices of biographical writing in Ming and Qing China. The authors draw on a rich variety of sources to answer some basic questions: Who were the writers of these texts and the subjects of their biographical constructions? What motivated these textual productions and sustained the routes from (re)creations to (re)publications? The informed and fascinating readings illuminate the enduring appeal of representing and represented lives in Chinese history.



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  • Book

  • Cornell East Asia Series

Publication Details

Publication Year: 2019

Publication Number: 191

ISBN: 9781939161017