was ida pruitt s biography of ning lao t ai t ai representative of the typical chinese woman

Was Ida Pruitt’s biography of Ning Lao T’ai T’ai representative of the typical Chinese woman?

Include two following books and two following movies to support the argument


Rhoads Murphey, East Asia: A New History, 5th Edition, (Pearson/Longman, 2009). ISBN10: 0205695221.

T.R. Reid, Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West, (Vintage, 2000). IBSN-10: 0679777601.

Katsu Kokichi, translated by Teruko Craig, Musui’s Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai, (University of Arizona Press, 1991). ISBN: 0816512566.

Ning Lao T’ai-T’ai and Ida Pruitt, A Daughter of Han: Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman, (Stanford University Press, 1990). ISBN: 0804706069.

A CoursePack of selected materials is available on NYU Classes. These are available at no cost to you, but are indeed required reading


The Funeral 1984, directed by Juzo Itami

The Family Game 1983, directed by Yoshimitsu Morita

The Meiji Revolution

Raise the Red Lantern

Young & Restless in China