Zhou Xiumei 1644-1911

A Qing dynasty poet. Zhou was a native of Fuyi in Zhejiang province where female literacy was high, and the families of many educated women published collections of their poetry. Little is known about her except that her father was named Xiangsheng and she was married to one Jin Zhaoying of Pingyang in Zhejiang. Her poetry collection Xianggui ji [Boundoir Collection] is no longer extant. A very small number of her poems are collected in the Liang Zhe youxuan lu [Collection from the Light Galleries of Zhejiang] and the Qingzhong zhi [Green Grave Collection].