Jia Jinhua

WSRP Research Associate 2005-2006

Research project

Roles and Images of Taoist Priestesses in Medieval China

An in-depth study of the roles and images of Taoist priestesses in the society and literature of the Tang dynasty (618-907) in China. This interdisciplinary study of religion and literature applies a synthetic method of gender analysis, feminist criticism, and textual, literary, historical and religious studies to incorporate feminism into religious and literary history and in turn, religion and literature into the history of feminism.

WSRP lecture

Taoist Priestesses in Medieval China: Roles, Images, and Identity


HDS 3954: Goddesses, Priestesses, and Poets: Women in Taoist Tradition: Seminar (Spring 2006)