Empress Xu

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Author

Empress Xu

Location

Nanjing/Beijing

Dates

d. 1407

Biography

Well read wife of emperor Ming Yongle (1402-1424) wrote for cultivation of female character that was informed by the life of Empress Ma, a self-educated, well read and family oreinted matriarch who never shied from challenging her famously short tempered husband, Emperor Hongwu, over issues of Connfucian propriety.

Works

Domestic Lessons

Languages

Mandarin

Genres

Conduct

Editions and Translations

4 Books for Women (Domestic Lessons

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