Re-creating the life of a 17th-century concubine

Apr 28, 2013

Re-creating the life of a 17th-century concubine

by Mark Schilling

As G.G. Rowley notes in the preface to her lovingly researched, elegantly written study of Imperial concubine Nakanoin Nakako, the history of her subject's period, the late 16th and early 17th centuries, "has traditionally been written as the history of men."