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Writing Lives in China, 1600–2010

Histories of the Elusive Self

  • Marjorie Dryburgh
  • Sarah Dauncey

About this book


This innovative collection explores the life stories of Chinese women and men between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. It draws on both biographical and autobiographical narratives and on perspectives taken from life writing theory to ask how lives were lived and written within and against the rules of the auto/biographical game.


bibliography China Chinese drama event history Narrative reform revolution truth women writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Marjorie Dryburgh
    • 1
  • Sarah Dauncey
    • 1
  1. 1.School of East Asian StudiesUniversity of SheffieldUK

About the editors

Alison Hardie, University of Leeds, UK Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy, Université Laval, Canada Nicola Spakowski, University of Freiburg, Germany Harriet Zurndorfer, Leiden Institute of Asian Studies, the Netherlands

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