"A highly ambitious and thoughtful approach to a complex and intriguing subject. Li discusses convincingly how Ming-Qing women's literary discourse both relates, and challenges, the existing power (mainly male) structures in Chinese literature. A very important book."
"An important addition to the study of Ming-Qing women [that]...ground[s] the study of poetic images and syntax in the contexts of women's experience as readers, writers, and historical agents."
-Wai-yee Li, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies