Nüfan jielu 女範捷錄 "Quick guide for all rules for girls" is a short handbook for the conduct of girls written by the late Ming-period 明 (1368-1644) female writer Miss Liu 劉氏, wife of Wang Jijing 王集敬. It is part of the so-called "Four books for girls" Nü sishu 女四書.
The book is divided into 11 chapters. The book first presents the general outlines of female conduct and then describes all various aspects of this conduct, depending on the social position and the actual situation. These different facets of female behaviour are clarified by excellent examples from the past. As part of the Nü sishu, the Nüfan juelu was quite widespread in former times.
|The virtue of a wife (lit. "the person behind")
|The conduct of a mother
|Keeping to propriety