Empresses and Consorts: Selections from Chen Shou's Records of the Three States With Pei Songzhi's Commentary

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University of Hawaii Press, 1999 - History - 280 pages
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This is a critical overview of developments in thought and institutions affecting palace women from earliest times through to the Han, showing how attitudes changed over time. The core of the book is an annotated translation of the three fascicles of Chen Shou's Records of the Three States.
 

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Contents

Introduction
xiii
Palace Women in the Early Empire
3
Women in Early Imperial History and Thought
20
Empresses and Consorts of the Three States
40
Records of the Three States
55
The Book of Shu
109
The Book of Wu
116
APPENDIXES
129
Tables
131
Character Count in the San guo zhi and Its Commentary
143
Abbreviations
145
Notes
147
Bibliography
223
Index
249
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About the author (1999)

Cutter is professor of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Crowell is a foreign service officer and independent scholar specializing in the social and economic history of early imperial and early medieval China.

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