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Title
Lisa See interview, 2007 August
Creator
See, Lisa
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2007-08
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it affected women. She then talks about “Peony in Love,” her book about three lovesick maidens. The author also shares that during China’s chaos, women used it as an opportunity to become professional writers, artists, historians, archers, and adventurers. Other topics discussed during the interview include: bound feet, maternal love, anorexia, and the afterlife. See's interview ends at the pause at the end of the video.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:18:32
Identifier
cmt00006_0001
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/6
Language
English
Subject
Lovesickness - Fiction
Young women - China - Fiction
Future life - Fiction
Operas, Chinese - Fiction
China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
Time Period
Sixteenth century
Place
China
Source
DVD: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Lisa See before commercial break and Russ Parsons after the break.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/cmt

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