Ban Zhao: A Female Confucian

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Madame Ban was the daughter of the widely respected writer and administrator Ban Biao (3- 54 CE) and received her elementary education from her literate mother while still a child in her father's house.Otherwise, her early life appears to have been quite conventional.

She married at the age of 14, thereby becoming the lowest-ranking member of her husband's family, and bore children.

Although her husband died young, Ban Zhao never remarried, devoting herself instead to literary pursuits and acquiring a reputation for scholarship and compositional grace that eventually brought her to the imperial.

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Ban Zhao: A Female Confucian

Madame Ban was the daughter of the widely respected writer and administrator Ban Biao (3- 54 CE) and received her elementary education from her literate mother while still a child in her father's house.Otherwise, her early life appears to have been quite conventional.

She married at the age of 14, thereby becoming the lowest-ranking member of her husband's family, and bore children.

Although her husband died young, Ban Zhao never remarried, devoting herself instead to literary pursuits and acquiring a reputation for scholarship and compositional grace that eventually brought her to the imperial.

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