Chen Changwen

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Author

Chen Changwen

Location

Near Boyang, in Jiangxi province.

Dates

9th c

Biography

At 16, Cheng fought off a sexual assault by an older man, killing him in the process. While in prison, awaiting execution, without trial, cheng wrote "Writing My Feelings to the Regional Inspector While in Prison" to vindicate herself.

Works

Writing My Feelings to the Regional Inspector while in Prison

Languages

Mandarin

Genres

Autobiographical Narrative Poetry

Editions and Translations

Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

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