Built on twenty years of fieldwork in rural Jiangyong of Hunan
Province in south China, this book explores the world's only
gender-defined and now disappearing "women's script" known as
nushu. What drove peasant women to create a script of their own and
write, and how do those writings throw new light on how gender is
addressed in epistemology ...
For seven decades, our understanding of World War II has been
shaped by a standard narrative built on conventional wisdom,
propaganda, the dramatic but narrow experiences of soldiers on the
ground, and an early generation of historians. For his new history,
James Holland has spent over twelve years unearthing new research,
recording original ...