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Widmer, Ellen

Overview
Works: 32 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 6,740 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Historical fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, win
Classifications: PL2278, 895.1509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ellen Widmer
From May fourth to June fourth : fiction and film in twentieth-century China by Ellen Widmer( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner quarters and beyond : women writers from Ming through Qing by Grace S Fong( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume rewrites the history of Chinese women's literature by taking an interdisciplinary approch. In so doing, it ends up illuminating the centrality of writing women to the social, political, and intellectual lives of the Chinese empire from the 17th to the 19th centuries
The three Sui quash the demons' revolt : a comic novel by Guanzhong Luo( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Ming-era novel, historical narrative, raucous humor, and the supernatural are interwoven to tell the tale of an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Song dynasty. A poor young girl meets an old woman who gives her a magic book that allows her to create rice and money. Her father, terrified that his daughter's demonic nature might be discovered, marries her off. Forced to flee, she and others with supernatural abilities find themselves in the midst of a grotesque version of a historical uprising, in which facts are intermingled with slapstick humor and wild fictions.Attributed to the writer Luo Guanzhong, Quelling the Demons' Revolt is centered on the events of the rebellion led by Wang Ze in 1047–48. But it is a distorted, humorous version, in which Wang Ze's lieutenants show up as a comical peddler and a mysterious Daoist priest and a celebrated warrior appears despite having died many years earlier. Rather than fantastic adventures and supernatural marvels, the author points to human vanities and fixations as well as social injustice, warning of the vulnerability of any pursuit of order in a world plagued by demonic forces as well as mundane corruption. Although the story takes place long before the era in which it was written, ultimately Quelling the Demons' Revolt is the story of the Ming dynasty in Song masquerade, presciently warning of the dynasty's downfall. The novel is divided into chapters, but in many ways it is an arrangement of self-contained stories that draw on vernacular storytelling. This translation offers English-speaking readers a spirited example of social critique combined with caustic humor from the era of Luo Guanzhong
The beauty and the book : women and fiction in nineteenth-century China by Ellen Widmer( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese women entered the book trade in significant numbers in the late sixteenth century, when it became acceptable for women from "good families" to write poetry and seek to publish their collected poems. At about the same time, a boom in the publication of fiction began, and semiprofessional novelists emerged." "This study begins with three case studies, each of which probes one facet of the relationship between women and fiction in the early nineteenth century. It examines in turn the prefaces written by four women for a novel about women; the activities of a woman editor and writer of fiction; and writings on fiction by three leading literary women. Building on these case studies, the second half of the book focuses on the many sequels to the Dream of the Red Chamber, one of which was demonstrably written by a woman, and the significance of this novel for women. As Ellen Widmer shows, by the end of the century, women were becoming increasingly involved in the novel as critical readers, writers, and editors. And if women and their relationship to fiction changed over the nineteenth century, the novel changed as well, not the least in its growing recognition of the importance of female readers."--Jacket
Writing women in late imperial China by Ellen Widmer( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's Christian colleges : cross-cultural connections, 1900-1950 by Daniel H Bays( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new generation of China scholars offers a fresh look at the unusual cross-cultural territory constituted by China's missionary-established Christian colleges before 1950 in this fascinating work
The margins of utopia : Shui-hu hou-chuan and the literature of Ming loyalism by Ellen Widmer( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and materiality in China : essays in honor of Patrick Hanan( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking about Chinese writing entails thinking about how writing speaks through various media. In the guises of the written character and its imprints, traces, or ruins, writing is more than textuality. The goal of this volume is to consider the relationship of writing to materiality in China's literary history and to ponder the physical aspects of the production and circulation of writing. To speak of the thing-ness of writing is to understand it as a thing in constant motion, transported from one place or time to another, one genre or medium to another, one person or public to another. Thinking about writing as the material product of a culture shifts the emphasis from the author as the creator and ultimate arbiter of a text's meaning to the editors, publishers, collectors, and readers through whose hands a text is reshaped, disseminated, and given new meanings. By yoking writing and materiality, the contributors to this volume aim to bypass the tendency to oppose form and content, words and things, documents and artifacts, to rethink key issues in the interpretation of Chinese literary and visual culture.--Amazon.com
Trauma and transcendence in early Qing literature( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction's family : Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the business of women in late-Qing China by Ellen Widmer( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the writings of one western Zhejiang literary family whose works were emblematic of shifting attitudes towards women. Placing this family at the center of this study, the author illuminates the bridge between the late Qing and the previous period, the interplay of genres during the family's lifetimes, and the interaction of Shanghai publishing with other regions"--
Kua yue gui men : Ming Qing nü xing zuo jia lun( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu suo shou lun wen , zhan shi le ming qing nu xing xie zuo wen lei zhi duo yang , ti cai zhi feng fu , ru zhan zheng . xing lu . ji bing . ai qing . you qing . ying xiong zhu yi . zong jiao , du zai qi lie . suo ti chu di lun dian tiao zhan le dui chuan tong nu xing sheng huo yu neng li de cheng jian , wei zhong guo wen xue shi kai pi le xin de pi ping kong jian , ye wei wo men li jie zhong guo wen hua yu she hui ti chu xin de jiao du
Wan Ming yi jiang cai nü de shu xie, yue du yu lü xing by Ellen Widmer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu le zhu ming Han xue jia Wei Ailian jiao shou tan tao wan ming yi jiang Zhongguo nü xing wen xue fa zhan li cheng de 14 pian lun wen. Quan shu gong you wu ji: wan ming yi jiang cai nü de wen ben shi jie, yan jiu fang fa yu pi ping shi jiao chu ban, xiao shuo wen lei yu cai nü de wen hua shi jian, xin mei ti, xin kong jian li de xian dai cai nü , chong shen "wu si" hua yu zhong di Ming Qing cai yuan. Yi xi fang shi jiao, xin ying you bu shi pian po di zhan xian chu wen ben yan jiu yu wen hua yan jiu, guo bie wen xue yu bi jiao wen xue liang xiang jie he suo neng da dao de xiao guo
Mei ren yu shu : 19 shi ji Zhongguo de nü xing yu xiao shuo = Meiren yu shu : 19 shiji Zhongguo de nü xing yu xiaoshuo by Ellen Widmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quelling the Demons' Revolt : A Novel from Ming China by Guanzhong Luo( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Ming-era novel, historical narrative, raucous humor, and the supernatural are interwoven to tell the tale of an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Song dynasty. A poor young girl meets an old woman who gives her a magic book that allows her to create rice and money. Her father, terrified that his daughter's demonic nature might be discovered, marries her off. Forced to flee, she and others with supernatural abilities find themselves in the midst of a grotesque version of a historical uprising, in which facts are intermingled with slapstick humor and wild fictions.Attributed to the writer Luo Guanzhong, Quelling the Demons' Revolt is centered on the events of the rebellion led by Wang Ze in 1047–48. But it is a distorted, humorous version, in which Wang Ze's lieutenants show up as a comical peddler and a mysterious Daoist priest and a celebrated warrior appears despite having died many years earlier. Rather than fantastic adventures and supernatural marvels, the author points to human vanities and fixations as well as social injustice, warning of the vulnerability of any pursuit of order in a world plagued by demonic forces as well as mundane corruption. Although the story takes place long before the era in which it was written, ultimately Quelling the Demons' Revolt is the story of the Ming dynasty in Song masquerade, presciently warning of the dynasty's downfall. The novel is divided into chapters, but in many ways it is an arrangement of self-contained stories that draw on vernacular storytelling. This translation offers English-speaking readers a spirited example of social critique combined with caustic humor from the era of Luo Guanzhong
Shui-hu hou-chuan in the context of seventeenth century Chinese fiction criticism by Ellen Widmer( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering a coincidence : the "female reading public" circa 1828 by Ellen Widmer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jinghua yuan : where the late late Ming meets the early late Qing by Ellen Widmer( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between worlds : Huang Zhouxing's imaginary garden by Ellen Widmer( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From May fourth to June fourth : fiction and film in twentieth-century China
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The inner quarters and beyond : women writers from Ming through QingThe beauty and the book : women and fiction in nineteenth-century ChinaWriting women in late imperial ChinaChina's Christian colleges : cross-cultural connections, 1900-1950Writing and materiality in China : essays in honor of Patrick HananTrauma and transcendence in early Qing literature
Alternative Names
Widmer, Ellen

Widmer, Ellen B. 1939-

ウィドマー, エレン

Languages
English (101)

Chinese (4)