Dr Lily Lee

PhD (Sydney), MLS (Atlanta), BA (Nanyang)
Honorary Associate

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

My research is related to Chinese women’s history and their literary works. I also study the history and literature of the Wei-Jin period in China. I am the editor-in-chief of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women in four volumes, two of which have already been published; the third is with the publisher now. I have written books and articles on Chinese women and on the classic Shishuo xinyu.

Research interests

  • Women’s history in China
  • Chinese women’s literature
  • Wei-Jin literature and history

Current projects

  • Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: Tang to Ming, 618-1644.
  • Oral history of Tibetan Women
  • The question of gender regarding the authorship of the anonymous quizi ci poems collection Yunyao ji found in the Dunhuang caves.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Lee, L. (2011). An Integrated Study of Shishuo xinyu. Shanghai, China: Shanghai guji chubanshe.

Edited Books

  • Lee, L., Syrokomla Stefanowska, A. (2007). Biographical dictionary of Chinese women: Antiquity through Sui 1600 B.C.E.-618 C.E. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc.

Book Chapters

  • Lee, L. (2011). Shared Humour: Elitist Joking in Shishuo Xinyu (A New Account of Tales of the World). In Chey, Jocelyn; Milner Davis, Jessica (Eds.), Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches, (pp. 89-116). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Lee, L. (2008). Yinxing shuxie yu yangxing shuxie: Yunyao ji yiwai zhi Dunhuang quzici. Dunhuang studies, no. 27, (pp. 367-380). Guangzhou: Dunhuang studies research centre.
  • Lee, L. (2006). Xie Daoyun - The style of a female famous scholar. In Chia-Lin Pao Tao (Eds.), Studies in Chinese Women's History, volume 7, (pp. 1-22). Taipai, Taiwan: Daoxiang Chubanshe (Tao-hsiang Chu'u-pan-she).
  • Lee, L. (2004). The Chinese Women'S Movement Before And After The Long March. In Tao Jie, Zheng Bijun & Shirley L. Mow (Eds.), Holding Up Half The Sky: Chinese Women, Past, Present, And Future, (pp. 71-91). New York: The Feminist Press.

Journals

  • Lee, L. (2009). Review of Mineke Schipper's "Never marry a woman with big feet: women in proverbs from around the world". Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 41, 156-160.
  • Lee, L. (2008). Hypothesis regarding the gender of the creators of the song lyrics in the Yunyao ji, a collection discovered in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. Sinology, 3(9 and 10), 890-933.
  • Lee, L. (2008). Tie Ning zaoqi zuopin zhong de anliu: Zsohuo he Maijieduo de fenxi (The undercurrents in Tie Ning's early works: an analysis fo Zaohuo and Maijieduo). Nanfang Wentan, 2008 (4), 76-79.
  • Kim, J., Lee, L. (2006). The circulation and study of the Shishuo Xinyu in Korea. Early Medieval China, 12, 31-67.
  • Lee, L. (2002). Book review of "Liu Huihuang's Zhongguo chuantong yishu: Shinu tu. Nan Nu: men, women and gender in China, , 238-239.

2011

  • Lee, L. (2011). An Integrated Study of Shishuo xinyu. Shanghai, China: Shanghai guji chubanshe.
  • Lee, L. (2011). Shared Humour: Elitist Joking in Shishuo Xinyu (A New Account of Tales of the World). In Chey, Jocelyn; Milner Davis, Jessica (Eds.), Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches, (pp. 89-116). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2009

  • Lee, L. (2009). Review of Mineke Schipper's "Never marry a woman with big feet: women in proverbs from around the world". Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 41, 156-160.

2008

  • Lee, L. (2008). Hypothesis regarding the gender of the creators of the song lyrics in the Yunyao ji, a collection discovered in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. Sinology, 3(9 and 10), 890-933.
  • Lee, L. (2008). Tie Ning zaoqi zuopin zhong de anliu: Zsohuo he Maijieduo de fenxi (The undercurrents in Tie Ning's early works: an analysis fo Zaohuo and Maijieduo). Nanfang Wentan, 2008 (4), 76-79.
  • Lee, L. (2008). Yinxing shuxie yu yangxing shuxie: Yunyao ji yiwai zhi Dunhuang quzici. Dunhuang studies, no. 27, (pp. 367-380). Guangzhou: Dunhuang studies research centre.

2007

  • Lee, L., Syrokomla Stefanowska, A. (2007). Biographical dictionary of Chinese women: Antiquity through Sui 1600 B.C.E.-618 C.E. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc.

2006

  • Kim, J., Lee, L. (2006). The circulation and study of the Shishuo Xinyu in Korea. Early Medieval China, 12, 31-67.
  • Lee, L. (2006). Xie Daoyun - The style of a female famous scholar. In Chia-Lin Pao Tao (Eds.), Studies in Chinese Women's History, volume 7, (pp. 1-22). Taipai, Taiwan: Daoxiang Chubanshe (Tao-hsiang Chu'u-pan-she).

2004

  • Lee, L. (2004). The Chinese Women'S Movement Before And After The Long March. In Tao Jie, Zheng Bijun & Shirley L. Mow (Eds.), Holding Up Half The Sky: Chinese Women, Past, Present, And Future, (pp. 71-91). New York: The Feminist Press.

2002

  • Lee, L. (2002). Book review of "Liu Huihuang's Zhongguo chuantong yishu: Shinu tu. Nan Nu: men, women and gender in China, , 238-239.

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