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Imagining Women

Fujian Folk Tales

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

The 37 stories which comprise this collection challenge the long-held stereotypes and provide a rare look at the everyday lives of common people in villages across Fujian province. Despite the efforts and influence of the male-dominant Confucian culture, the stories reflect women’s voices and women’s lives touched by power and independence.

About The Author

Karen Gernant, professor emerita, Southern Oregon University, taught Chinese history, Japanese history, women’s history, and honors courses. She studied Chinese at the University of Oregon, Indiana University, and the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (Stanford Center) in Taipei.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (January 4, 1994)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566561730
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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"The stories are all entertaining... rich in cultural significance... a welcome addition to anyone's library who has enjoyed Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan... Karen Gernant's translation doesn't miss a step in opening up this culture to an American audience... [Includes] an insightful introduction and a historical overview."

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