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Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

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China's historical women warriors hailed from the northeast (Manchuria) during the Liao (907-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties. Celebrated in the Liao History, they were unprecedented. They rode horseback astride, were good at hunting and shooting, and took part in military battles. Several empresses--and one famous bandit chief--led armies against the enemy Song state. Women of the Conquest Dynasties represents a groundbreaking effort to survey the customs and lives of these women from the Kitan and Jurchen tribes who ...

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Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China
2011, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824834043

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