Women's History

Research on the Compiling of Feminine Literary Works in the Seventeenth Century

Lan Qing
Shandong University
Journal of Shandong Women's University 2016-3

Abstract:The first climax of the compiling of ancient Chinese feminine literary works occurs in the seventeenth century. As a specific historical product, the compiling of the anthologies reflects the special cultural background and humanistic atmosphere of the seventeenth century, thus marked the prosperity of women literature, the flourish of brothel culture and the tendency of women scholarizing. These anthologies with precious historical value not only contribute greatly to the spread of feminine literary works but also provide the style reference for later compilers, and promotes the rise of larger scale compilation in future.
Keywords:the seventeenth century, anthologies of feminine literary works, acquisiting scope, editing standard, aesthetic taste, cultural features

Paper type:Published