Daughters of Emptiness: Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns

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Wisdom Publications, 2003 - Poetry - 192 pages
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Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse by turns assertive, observant, devout of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity and sometimes startling richness of these women's lives.Daughters of Emptinessincludes original hand-drawn calligraphies of each poet's name, as well as the poems in their original Chinese, alongside the translations.

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Beata Grant is Chair of the Asian and Near Eastern Language and Literatures Department at Washington University, St. Louis.

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