Reconstruction of Knowledge on Women's Body and Beauty During the Late Ming Period: Women's Knowledge in Fragrant Toilette to Embellish Beauty

Guo, Jingya.


  • Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to examine the knowledge on women's body and beauty in the Fragrant Toilette to Embellish Beauty (Xiang Lian Run Se), which is a daily-use encyclopedia compiled and printed by a Hangzhou book merchant-scholar Hu Wenhuan during the late Ming period (1368-1644) . It stands out as a special encyclopedia because of its comprehensiveness and concerns about women's be... read more
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