Peony In Love, A Novel by Lisa See
Copyright 2008, softbound, 5¼" x 8", 297 pp
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FROM THE FRONT MATTER—
[a note from the author]
"The Ming Dynasty fell in 1644 and the Qing Dynasty, led by the Manchus, began. For about thirty years, the country was in turmoil. Some women were forced from their homes; others went out by choice. Literally thousands of women became published poets and writers. The lovesick maidens were a part of this phenomenon. the works of more than twenty of them have survived to today.
__I have followed the traditional Chinese style for rendering dates. Emperor Kangxi reigned from 1662 to 1722. Tang Xianzu's opera 'The Peony Pavilion' was first produced and then published in 1598. Chen Tong (Peony in this novel) was born ca. 1649, Tan Ze ca. 1656, and Qian Yi ca. 1671. In 1694, 'The Three Wives' Commentary' became the first book of its kind to be written and published by women anywhere in the world."
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