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Wenshi muxun 溫氏母訓

Sep 26, 2013 © Ulrich Theobald

Wenshi muxun 溫氏母訓 "Ms Wen's Maternal Instructions" is an educational text created by Wen Yijie 溫以介 during the Ming period 明 (1368-1644). The short book was written down by an unknown person on the base of Ms Wen's instructions. It is similar to other texts describing how a young girl had to learn her social status and how to serve her parents and later her husband, but also, how to behave in the important role of a mother. The text is written in a very simple language with short sentences. It is included in Chen Hongmou's 陳宏謀 series Wu zhong yigui 五種遺規, but with the title Jiaonü yigui 教女遺規.

Jiaoyu da cidian bianzuan weiyuanhui 教育大辭典編纂委員會, ed. (1991). Jiaoyu da cidian 教育大辭典, part 8, Zhongguo gudai jiaoyu shi 中國古代教育史 (Shanghai: Shanghai jiaoyu chubanshe), Vol. 1, 254.