In this book, Wu Hong studies the theme of women in Chinese painting and makes "Feminine Space" the hinge of his discussion. According to the author, Feminine Space denotes an actual or imaginary space perceived and represented through women. It can be a spatial entity including landscape, vegetation, architecture, atmosphere, climate, color, fragrance, light, and sound. Also, it can select human occupants and their activities. In this way, the women's images aren’t longer isolated or detached, but they restore the painting, architecture, and the natural, social environments where they belong.