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The Resource Knowledge is pleasure : Florence Ayscough in Shanghai, Lindsay Shen

Knowledge is pleasure : Florence Ayscough in Shanghai, Lindsay Shen

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Knowledge is pleasure : Florence Ayscough in Shanghai
Title
Knowledge is pleasure
Title remainder
Florence Ayscough in Shanghai
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Shen
Title variation
Florence Ayscough in Shanghai
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Florence Ayscough -- poet, translator, Sinologist, Shanghailander, "sensual realist", avid collector, pioneering photographer and early feminist champion of women's rights in China. Ayscough's modernist translations of the classical poets still command respect, her ethnographic studies of the lives of Chinese women still engender feminist critiques over three quarters of a century later and her collections of Chinese ceramics and objets now form an important part of several American museums' Asian art collections. Raised in Shanghai in an archetypal family in the late nineteenth century, Ayscough was to become anything but a typical foreigner in China. Encouraged by the New England poet Amy Lowell, she became a much sought-after translator in the early years of the new century, not least for her radical interpretations of the Tang dynasty poet Tu Fu published by the renowned literary critic Harriet Monroe. She later moved on to record China and particularly Chinese women using the new technology of photography, turn the Royal Asiatic Society's Shanghai library into the best on the China Coast and build several impressive collections featuring jars from the Dowager Empress Ci Xi, Ming and Qing ceramics. By the time of her death, Florence Ayscough left a legacy of collecting and scholarship unrivalled by any other foreign woman in China before or since. In this biography, Lindsay Shen recovers Ayscough for posterity and returns her to us as a woman of amazing intellectual vibrancy and strength."--Project Muse
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Shen, Lindsay
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
RAS China in Shanghai
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  • Ayscough, Florence Wheelock
  • Ayscough, Florence Wheelock
  • Women collectors
  • Women photographers
  • Women translators
  • Scholars
  • Women scholars
  • Sinologists
  • HISTORY
  • Scholars
  • Sinologists
  • Women collectors
  • Women photographers
  • Women scholars
  • Women translators
  • China
Label
Knowledge is pleasure : Florence Ayscough in Shanghai, Lindsay Shen
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index (p. 159-161)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Shanghailanders; 2. Images; 3. Words; 4. Gardens and the Grass Hut; 5. After China; Afterword; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; Plates
Control code
ocn821734055
Extent
1 online resource (x, 161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789882208810
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kdbkc
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821734055
Label
Knowledge is pleasure : Florence Ayscough in Shanghai, Lindsay Shen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index (p. 159-161)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Shanghailanders; 2. Images; 3. Words; 4. Gardens and the Grass Hut; 5. After China; Afterword; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; Plates
Control code
ocn821734055
Extent
1 online resource (x, 161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789882208810
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kdbkc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821734055

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