從詠史到寫史——汪端的歷史敘事
From Writing about History to Compiling History: Wang Duan’s Historical Depiction

2017/2018 School of Chinese Research Students Seminar

從詠史到寫史——汪端的歷史敘事
From Writing about History to Compiling History: Wang Duan’s Historical Depiction

繆冬 Miao Dong

December 8, 2017 (Friday), 5:30-6:45pm
Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Language: Putonghua

汪端(1793-1839),字允莊,號小韞,錢塘(今浙江杭州)人。著有《自然好學齋詩鈔》十卷,選《明三十家詩選》初集二集。《明三十家詩選》作為中國歷史上唯一一部由女性編者選編的男性詩人作品集,為汪端贏得了諸多讚譽,她的“知人論世”原則也因此知名。除了選明詩以外,汪端在她的《自然好學齋詩鈔》中,留下了大量詠史和懷古作品。本次報告擬從歷史敘事的角度,分析汪端的詩歌創作和編輯活動,結合她的經歷、思想和交際情況,以期達到對嘉慶(1796-1820)、道光(1820-1850)年間錢塘地區才女文化的進一步理解。

Wang Duan was one of the most famous women poets in Qing China. She was born in a literati-scholar family in Qiantang (Hangzhou) and received scholar education. Her works, which cover a broad range of subjects and exhibit her interest in history, were published posthumously under the title Ziran haoxue zhai ji (Collected Writings from Natural Love-of-Learning Studio). Besides, what makes her unique was the fact that she was the editor of Ming sanshi jia shi xuan (Selected Poems of Thirty Ming Poets), a comprehensive anthology of Ming poetry written by male poets. She was also a profound historian. In this presentation, I will analyze Wang Duan’s life trajectory through her poetry writing (especially those poems related to history) to demonstrate how a 19th century female scholar empowered herself by writing, commenting and editing work.

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