A Study on the Female Consciousness in Chinese Classical Literature: Focusing on the Three Pieces of Ci Written by Li Qingzhao’s

Author

Lexuan Yang * 1

1 Faculty of Arts, Modern College of Northwest University

Corresponding Author

Lexuan Yang

Keywords

female image, female writers’ ci in the Song Dynasty, female consciousness, Li Qingzhao

Abstract

In Chinese classical literature, female consciousness means that authors can restore the true, natural and vivid state of female in their description. Li Qingzhao's three pieces of ci in different periods all portray the image of an independent female, who expresses the feelings of complaint and sorrow. By reviewing the development of female images and comparing the female images in ci written by male and female writers in the Song Dynasty, it is found that female consciousness always exists in Chinese classical literature, though it has never become the mainstream.

Citation

Lexuan Yang. A Study on the Female Consciousness in Chinese Classical Literature: Focusing on the Three Pieces of Ci Written by Li Qingzhao’s. CHR (2021) CHR ICEIPI 2021: 40-50. DOI: 10.54254/chr.iceipi.2021199.

References

[1]: Shen Xiao. Female Power in Words: Interpretation of Classics from the Perspective of Gender. Shaanxi People’s Publishing House, 2017

[2]: Wang Dongmei. Feminism Theories and Textual Criticism. Wuhan University Publishing House, 2018, pp2, p11

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