Against the Tide: Chinese Feminism and Mainstream Ideologies in Twentieth-Century
Short paper abstracts that nonetheless contain interesting information.
Asian Women Workers Newsletter (AWWN)
Quarterly publication, Mainly news of struggles of Asian women workers.
China and Women
List of history links.
Chinese Women: Incorporating women into lessons on China
These lessons and the rationale given for including information on women into instruction on Chinese history are very useful. Included is an overview essay, lesson on women in the Han Dynasty, the legend of Mulan, and foot binding. Treat with caution, however, the emphasis on foot binding and this comparative lesson.
Also see our essay: Gender Difference in History: Women in China and Japan.
Culture & Art: Women of the Tang Dynasty
Images and text.
The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu
Here on line you'll find Murasaki's whole diary, complete with illustrations, some in color. An incredible resource.
Emperor Song Huizong's Ideal in Qingming Shanghe Tu: A Confucian Society with Proper Gender Interaction. This essay, with illustrations, analyzes a 12th century Northern Song dynasty hand scroll which reveals Song period Confucian beliefs about proper gender and class roles.
Feminist Theory Website: feminism in Japan
List of links to explore contemporary issues in Asia.
Greater Learning for Women, 1762
Tokugawan era NeoConfucian treatise.
The Grievance Rhetoric of Chinese Women from Lamentation to Revolution
Fascinating article featuring selections from the 16th century story "The Shrew" (loved by students), bridal laments, and revolutionary peasant "speaking bitterness" complaints.
Human Rights for Workers
List of links to Asian Women Workers sites
Feminist Asian journal. March 2002 issue on Japan has articles for teacher&older students on a variety of topics including female "outlaw" (anarchist) advocates in Imperial Japan.
Iron Women and Foxy Ladies
Posters and text to explore expectations in women's roles from Cultural Revolution to today.
Iratsume and Journals for Women in the Early Meiji Period
Paper on influence of newspapers and their divergent opinions of women in early Meiji Era.
Lessons For Women Ban Zhoa
Marriage, Rank and Rape in The Tale of the Genji.
An essay for teachers/older students.
The Legend of Mu Lan
A list of links from Victoria Press (which has young adult readers on Mulan and Empress Wu Zetian).
Mulan as a Unit Study
Ways students can learn about the real Mulan both on the WEB and through good books. The site contains links to additional resources; one being a short description of the real Mulan story.
New Pride of Place for Japanese Women
Newspaper article on contemporary life.
Portrait of Murasaki Shikibu
Women in Asian History. Useful teacher oriented annotated list of WEB sites including general Asia sources as well as those specific to women. Some include classroom lesson ideas.
Women in Japanese Society: Their Changing Roles
Essay on contemporary stituation.
Women's Use of the Naginata
Essay and illustrations.
Women Warriors of Japan
Essay on role of arms-bearing women in Japanese history.
Women in World History Curriculum
Biographies of "Female Heroes."
Empress Wu Zetian: http://www.WomenInWorldHistory.com/heroine6.html
Murasaki Shikibu: http://www.WomenInWorldHistory.com/heroine9.html
Lesson on NeoConfucian sayings: http://www.WomenInWorldHistory.com/lesson3.html
Women & Women's Communities in Ancient Japan
Essay on women and Shintoism, early history, Heian period and writers.