• Zen Friends: Literary Friendships between Late Imperial Chinese Women Poets and Buddhist Nuns

A visit from Dr. Beatta Grant

Zen Friends with Dr. Beatta Grant, Washington University in St. Louis
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Munce Conference Room, 110 Archer Building

Educated women were often discouraged from visiting Buddhist temples and making friends with Buddhist nuns, since this would mean breaking the rules of female propriety by leaving the inner quarters. Women did not, however, always follow the rules. Dr. Grant has published several major studies on the lives of educated women in premodern China.

Sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute and free and open to the public.

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