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Wenshi muxun 溫氏母訓

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The 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 has 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 reprint series Wuzhong yigui 五種遺規, but with the title Jiaonü yigui 教女遺規.

Source: 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, Vol. 8, Zhongguo gudai jiaoyu shi 中國古代教育史 (Shanghai: Shanghai jiaoyu chubanshe), Vol. 1, p. 254.

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