Questions for The Death of Woman Wang

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Questions for The Death of Woman Wang 1. What is Spence’s purpose in writing this book? a. To bring to life some of the forgotten people in history—namely women 2. What are the 3 sources he uses for the book? What are their strengths and weaknesses? a. Local History of T’an-ch’eng i. P. xii ii. Somewhat graphic at times iii. Gives a detailed account of many aspects of life in T’an iv. Includes biographies of women b. P’u’s stories i. P. xiv ii. Essayist, short-story writer, and dramatist! One of best known and gifted Chinese writers iii. Takes the readers into the realm of dreams, sensuality, etc. that the other authors don’t get at but was a part of the culture c. Huang Liu-Hung i. P. xiii ii. Personal memoir and handbook iii. Show bureaucrats how to assess their roles as well as act in the best interests of themselves and the communities iv. He was very good at taking precise notes—he was exactly correct when compared with Local History 3. What are the problems facing T’an ch’eng county in 1670? What events caused it to be in
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