The following list is taken from Suggested Readings found in The Red Brush: Writing Women of Imperial China
Introductions to Chinese Literature and Poetics
- Wilt Idema and Lloyd Haft, A Guide to Chinese Literature. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997.
- Victor Mair, ed., The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
- William Nienhauser, Jr., ed., The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.
- —. The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, Vol. II. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.
- Stephen Owen, Traditional Chinese Poetry and Poetics, Omens of the World. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
- —. Readings in Chinese Literary Thought. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992.
General Anthologies of Chinese Literature
- Cyril Birch, ed., Anthology of Chinese Literature: From Early Times to the Fourteenth Century. New York: Grove, 1965.
- —. Anthology of Chinese Literature, Vol. II: From the 14th Century to the Present Day. New York: Grove, 1972.
- Victor Mair, ed., The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
- Stephen Owen, ed. and trans., An Anthology of Chinese Literature, Beginnings to 1911. New York: Norton, 1996.
Anthologies of Chinese Women's Poetry
- Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy, eds., Women Writers of Traditional China: An Anthology of Poetry and Criticism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
- Beata Grant, trans., Daughters of Emptiness: Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003.
- Kenneth Rexroth and Ling Chung, trans., Women Poets of China. New York: New Directions, 1972.
- Jennifer Holmgren, "Myth, Fntasy, and Scholarship: Images of the Status of Women in Traditional China," Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs 6 (1981): 147-170.
- Paul S. Ropp, "Women in Late Imperial China: A Review of Recent English-language Scholarship." Women's History Review 3 (1994): 347-383.
- Jinhua Emma Teng, "The Construction of the 'Traditional Chinese Woman' in the Western Academy: A Critical Review," Signs 22 (1996): 115-151.
- Ellen Widmer, "The Rhetoric of Retrospection: May Fourth Literary History and the Ming-Qing Woman Writer," in Milena Doleželová-Velingerová and Oldřich Král, eds.,