Ideal womanhood in chinese thought and culture

Philosophy Compass 5 (8):635-644 (2010)
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Abstract

Based on original texts this essay attempts to describe two main conceptual constructions and practices of ideal womanhood in the Chinese tradition: Lienu (exemplary women) as the Confucian social inspirations for women and Kundao (way of female) as the Daoist commitment to bodily and spiritual transformation.

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Robin R. Wang
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Sharing the Light: Representations of Women and Virtue in Early China.Jane M. Geaney & Lisa Raphals - 2000 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 120 (1):140.

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