El círculo de mujeres de la doctora Tan

Title El círculo de mujeres de la doctora Tan
Names See, Lisa.
Antón de Vez, Patricia. Translator
Book Number DB120384
Title Status In Process
Language Spanish
Annotation " According to Confucius, "an educated woman is a worthless woman," but Tan Yunxian-born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness-is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations-looking, listening, touching, and asking-something a man can never do with a female patient. From a young age, Yunxian learns about women's illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and a mutual purpose-despite the prohibition that a doctor should never touch blood while a midwife comes in frequent contact with it-and they vow to be forever friends, sharing in each other's joys and struggles. No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity, beauty can bloom. But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife-embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound, the Garden of Fragrant Delights. How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts? Lady Tan's Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today." -- Provided by publisher. -- Spanish language.
"De acuerdo con los valores de Confucio, «una mujer educada es una mujer inútil», pero Tan Yunxian, nacida en una familia de élite, es criada en condiciones excepcionales. Su abuela es una de las pocas doctoras que hay en China, y enseña a Yunxian los pilares de la medicina, los Cuatro Exámenes -mirar, escuchar, tocar y preguntar-, algo que un hombre nunca puede hacer con una paciente. Desde pequeña, Yunxian aprende sobre remedios herbales y enfermedades femeninas junto a una joven comadrona, Meiling, con quien forja una gran amistad. Pero cuando Yunxian es enviada a un matrimonio concertado, su suegra le prohíbe verla y ayudar a las mujeres y niñas de la casa, pues debe cumplir con sus deberes de esposa." -- Proporcionada por la editorial. -- Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2023.
"According to Confucius, "an educated woman is a worthless woman," but Tan Yunxian-born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness-is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations-looking, listening, touching, and asking-something a man can never do with a female patient. From a young age, Yunxian learns about women's illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and a mutual purpose-despite the prohibition that a doctor should never touch blood while a midwife comes in frequent contact with it-and they vow to be forever friends, sharing in each other's joys and struggles. No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom. But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife-embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound, the Garden of Fragrant Delights. How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts? Lady Tan's Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today." -- Provided by publisher.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Fiction
Novels
Friendship - Fiction - FRN
Spanish, Fiction. (in Spanish) - SPAF
Titles in Spanish - SPA
Women's Fiction - WOMF
American fiction - Pre 1970 - 813
American literature in English - 810
LC Subject Aristocracy (Social class) - Fiction
Arranged marriage - Fiction
Female friendship - Fiction
Midwives - Fiction
Sex role - Fiction
Women physicians - Fiction
Women - China - Fiction
Historical fiction
Call Number 813.54 AFI
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Recorded from: Barcelona : Salamandra Publications, 2024. 9788419851086.
Recorded or transcribed from: Salamandra, 2024.
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