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A Galaxy of Immortal Women

A Galaxy of Immortal Women

The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization
May 2012
Trade Paperback · 336 Pages
$16.95 U.S. · $18.50 CAN · £11.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781935259145
Exterminating Angel Press

 
“This is a very ambitious and timely book, a book that many historians, literary theorists and story tellers who care about China and its 'Other Half of the Sky' want to write, but Brian Griffith did it first, with such scope, ease and fun.” —WANG PING, author of The Last Communist Virgin and Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China



“This book is a most engaging and entertaining read, and the depth of its scholarship is astounding. Griffith vividly describes the counterculture of Chinese goddesses, shows that their fascinating stories are alive and active today, and points us toward a more inclusive and caring partnership future.” —RIANE EISLER, author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics and The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

“Written in a readable first person and presented in textbook format with chapter subheads, this catalogue of goddesses ranges from the dawn of creation and the half-snake goddess Nü Wa, to 20th century heroines such as Deng Yingchao, wife of Zhou Enlai. In addition to serving as a valuable historical reference guide, Griffith’s study sheds light on the evolution of women’s roles in Chinese society.” —Publishers Weekly