This webpage contains the readings, as well as
supplementary references and readings, from my
Autumn 1997 Chinese 889 Seminar: Language and Gender,
together with updates
and many additions since 1997.
This page is first and foremost an online, Chinese linguistics bibliography on language and gender.
This online bibliography was created in 1997 motivated by the realization that, despite growing knowledge of linguistic studies on other languages, scholars studying gender issues were generally quite
unaware of what has been written to date on Chinese, with the result that
publications typically contain little to no references on Chinese. Since then, the situation has slowly improved over time, especially as more research began to appear in major linguistics journals.
This stand-alone webpage was created with a two-fold aim:
(1) to provide online resources for anyone interested in conducting research on the topic, and
(2) to broaden linguists and other web surfers' knowledge
to what publications exist on this topic for Chinese.
[ Chinese Linguistics |
General Linguistcs |
Chinese Women |
In addition to the main section on Chinese Linguistics, this online bibliography has two small
sections. One section contains a General Linguistics bibliography of select works on language and gender.
Links to collections of course syllabi are included at the end of that section, together with
other online resources. Course syllabi are included since they often contain both readings and additional references.
The final section of this webpage contains
a short, miscellaneous bibliography of publications on Chinese Women and gender issues by scholars
in other disciplines such as history, literature, anthropology, sociology, and women studies.
Quite comprehensive references to recent and past works are often included there,
since gender-related research in those fields has had a longer history.
Suggestions for adding to this online bibliography are always welcome
(email me at: <marjorie.chanosu.edu>).
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CHINESE WOMEN AND GENDER ISSUES
- Bai, Di. 1997.
- A Feminist Brave New World: The Cultural Revolution Model Theater Revisited. Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University.
- Cheng, Lucie, Charlotte Furth, and Hon-ming Yip (comp.) 1984.
- Women in China: Bibliography of Available English Language Materials. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.
(Contains 4,100 entries on women in traditional and modern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas, and
includes publications on education; emancipation; health and population; labor and production; literature, art and folklore; marriage and family; etc.)
- Cheung, Fanny M. (ed.) 1997.
- Engendering Hong Kong Society: A Gender Perspective of Women's Status. Hong Kong: Chinese U. Press.
- Cheung, Fanny M., P.S. Wan, C.C. Shum, O.C. Wan, and L.M. Choy (eds.) 1991.
- A Bibliography of Gender Studies in Hong Kong. Research Monograph Number 5. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of
Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese U. of Hong Kong.
- Gamble, Sidney D. 1943.
- "The disappearance of foot-binding in Tinghsien." American Journal of Sociology 49.2:181-183.
- Gilmartin, Christina K., Gail Hershatter, Lisa Rofel, and Tyrene White (eds.). 1994.
- Engendering China: Women, Culture, and the State. Cambridge, MA and London, Eng.: Harvard U. Press.
- Greenhalgh, Susan. 1977.
- "Bound feet, hobbled lives: women in old China." Frontiers: Journal of Women's Studies 2.1:7-21.
- Hershatter, Gail, Emily Honig, Susan Mann, and Lisa Rofel (comp. and eds.) 1998.
- Guide to Women's Studies in China. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies,
UC Berkeley. (Includes PRC, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; fairly extensive bibliographical references with some annotations.)
- Jacka, Tamara. 1997.
- Women's Work in Rural China: Change and Continuity in an Era of Reform. Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge U. Press.
- Jiang, Jin. 2009.
- Women Playing Men: Yue Opera and Social Change in Twentieth-Century Shanghai. Seattle and London: University of Wshington Press.
- Judd, Ellen R. 1994.
- Gender & Power in Rural North China. Stanford: Stanford U. Press.
- Liu, Xiang. (79-8 B.C.)
- Lienu Zhuan [Traditions Of Exemplary Women].
(This is an online copy of Liu Xiang's biographical accounts of women in early China.
The work served as a standard textbook for the moral education of women in traditional, Confucian China for two millenia.
See Anne Behnke Kinney's Introduction (in English).
Big5-encoded text now, English translation forthcoming in Summer 2000. The only earlier translation of the full volume into English was by Albert R. O'Hara in 1945.)
- Mann, Susan. 1997.
- Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century. Stanford: Stanford U. Press.
- O'Hara, Albert R. (ed.) 1945/1980.
- The Position of Woman in Early China According to the Lieh Nu Chuan "The Biographies of Chinese Women."
(1980 reprint: Westport, Conn.: Hyperion Press.)
(This 1945 translation of Liu Xiang's (77?-6? B.C.) Lieh Nu Chuan [= Lienu Zhuan] is
a thesis originally published by the Catholic University of America Press
in volume 16 of the Catholic University of America Studies in Sociology.)
- Pearson, Veronica. 1995.
- "Goods on which one loses: Women and mental health in China."
Social Science & Medicine 41.8:1159-1173.
- Peterson, Barbara Bennett (editor-in-chief). 2000.
- Notable Women of China: Shang Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
- Robinson, Jean C. 1985.
- "Of women and washing machines: employment, housework, and the reproduction of motherhood in socialist China." China Quarterly 101:32-57.
- Robinson, Jean C. 1992.
- "East Asian women and the paradoxes of development: a retrospective on the 1980's." In: Understanding Women:
The Challenge of Cross-Cultural Perspectives (= Papers in Comparative Studies 7, The Ohio State University).
Edited by Marilyn Robinson Waldman, Artemis Leontis, and Muge Galin. Pp. 223-249.
- Rofel, Lisa. 1999.
- Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism.
Berkeley: Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
- Tan, Dali. 1997.
- Exploring the Intersection Between Gender and Culture: Rereading Li Qingzhao and Emily Dickinson from a Comparative Perspective.
Ph.D. dissertation, U. of Maryland.
- Watson, Rubie S., and Patricia B. Ebrey (eds.) 1990.
- Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society. Berkeley: U. of California Press.
- Wolf, Margery. 1972.
- Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan. Stanford: Stanford U. Press.
- Yan, Yunxiang. 1997.
- "The triumph of conjugality: structural transformation of family relations in a Chinese village." Ethnology 36.3:191-212.
- Yang, Mayfair Mei-hui (ed.). 1999.
- Spaces of Their Own: Women's Public Sphere in Transnational China. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
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SOME ONLINE RESOURCES
- Gender Research Center (GRC) -- Activities : Publications : Occasional Papers.
Bibliographical references are compiled by Chinese University of Hong Kong's Gender Research Center.
- Gender, Women's Literature, Sexuality.
Bibliographical references that are part of Kirk Denton's Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) website.
- Women in Chinese History, Marilyn Shea's extensive bibliography of books on the topic arranged by author.
- Studying Chinese Women: A Resource Guide.
Website of links and bibliographical references compiled by Nonie Xue. It includes
Web Sites and
Printed Resources, etc.
- McGill-Harvard-Yenching Library Ming-Qing Women's Writings Digitization Project.
Online searchable archive of the valuable collection of writings -- approximately 90 titles --
by women (mainly) of the Ming-Qing period in the holdings of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Information in the online database (Chinese characters and Pinyin) can be accessed through the Search page by the following 5 methods:
1. Select a book.
2. Browse a list.
3. Keyword search.
4. Compound search.
5. Browse indices -
Personal Names, Poem Titles, Remarks on Poetry, Biographies, Poetic Forms, Tune Patterns, Prose Genres, Ethnic Groups, Marital Status, Geographical Locations, Reign Titles, Sexagenary Cycles.
Search poets/authors by year, time period, reign title, or geographical location.
All poets/authors are linked to poems and collections
- ASIAPAC: 100 Celebrated Women. Stories in English of the 100 celebrated women in Chinese history, legend, and mythology. Accompanied by illustrations, the collection is not yet completed.
- The Four Great Beauties in Chinese History (中國古代四大美女):
Xi Shi 西施,
Wang Zhajun 王昭君 ,
Diao Chan 貂嬋, and
Yang Guifei 楊貴妃 (楊玉環)
(part of 中華傳奇 (Zhonghua Chuanqi) in
中華人 (Zhonghua Ren).
. Also see 中華俊彥, that website's page of
links to short biographies of talented men and women in Chinese history, organized chronologically;
included are such female personages as: Yu Ji 虞姬, Empress Dou 竇皇后, Shangguan Wan'er 上官婉兒,
Huarui Furen 花蕊夫人, as well as such "Yang Family Women Warriors" (楊門女將) as
She Taijun 佘太君 (佘賽花) and Mu Guiying 穆桂英.
- Notable Women during the Three Kingdoms.
Stories of Diao Chan, Madam Gan, Madam Mi, Madam Cai, Lady Sun, Madam Wu, the Qiao Sisters, and Madam Zhu Rong,
in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
- 中國歷代名女傳. Stories of some famous women
women in Chinese history and folklore.
- 历代名女. Stories of famous women in Chinese history
(part of 中华历代名人).
- Ballad of Mulan. The poem in Chinese (GB/Big5) and in English translation, with a link to the story of Mulan in ASIAPAC: 100 Celebrated Women.
Chinese (Big5) with Pinyin romanization and tone numbers for The Poem of Mulan,
from The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry, is available as part of the University of Virginia's Chinese Text Initiative.
Characters, Pinyin romanization, and translation of the ballad are also available at The
Song of Mulan.
See also Angela Kuo's The Mulan FAQ,
together with Mulan: The Poem (Anonymous.
5th-6th c. A.D.), translation from The Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady: Interpretations of Chinese Poetry by Hans H. Frankel (1976, Yale University Press).
[Click here for another URL for H. Frankel's translation of the poem.]
- World of Nushu. Orie Endo's website on
nü'shu, a script that was created by peasant women in Jiang Yong Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
- Chinese Footbinding - Lotus Shoes. This is part of my ChinaLinks1 webpage.
- Pride and Prejudice. 1813 novel by Jane Austen, in original English with Chinese (GB) translation side-by-side, and paragraph for paragraph; available as part of Ocrat's website.
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This on-line bibliography has benefited from tips, resources, and other help over the years from students, friends and colleagues.
My thanks go to Di Bai, Fang-yi Chao, Mary Erbaugh, Charles Ettner, Laura Fanelli, Catherine Farris, Pascale Fung, Qi Gong, Beverly Hong, Wei Hong, Wenze Hu, Sai-hua Kuo,
Thomas Hun-tak Lee, Hua Lin, Huey Lin, Fei-wen Liu, Rachel Lung, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Charlie Miracle, Rui Peng,
Shu-hui Peng, Haibing Shen, Zhongyi Song, Liz Strand, Dali Tan, Shou-hsin Teng, Jim Tai, Sam Wang, Li Yu, and anyone else I may have inadvertently omitted.
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To cite this page:
Marjorie Chan's Chinese Language and Gender On-Line Bibliography
Copyright 1997-201x by Marjorie K.M. Chan, Ohio State University.
E-mail Marjorie Chan <marjorie.chanosu.edu>) on suggestions or additions to this online bibliography.
Created 15 November 1997 (with conversion from Big5 to UTF8-encoding on 11 February 2003), and updated periodically.