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Drowning Girls in China: Female Infanticide in China since 1650

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Overview

This groundbreaking book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China. Drawing on little-known Chinese documents and illustrations, noted historian D. E. Mungello describes the causes of female infanticide and its persistence for two thousand years.

About the Author:
D. E. Mungello is professor of history at Baylor University

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Editorial Reviews

R G. Tiedemann
Professor Mungello’s important study focuses on the specific and at times widespread phenomenon of female infanticide in nineteenth-century China. He is to be congratulated for having expertly tackled a sensitive issue which has hitherto received scant scholarly attention.
Journal Of Psychohistory - Dan Dervin
This study represents a milestone in understanding the history of Chinese childhood.
Journal of Asian Studies - Weijing Lu
In this work, written with compassion, D. E. Mungello aims to tell a 'human’ story of female infanticide in China. . . . Given the sensitivity of the subject and the relative scarcity of research, in particular in English, Mungello has greatly enriched our knowledge of this topic. Readers will find in it abundantly useful information. Its publication will no doubt pave the way for more inquiries into an important yet difficult topic that has to this date deterred many other historians.
Kathleen L. Lodwick
Shocking, yet highly informative. Mungello has taken the most difficult and personal of topics—female infanticide—and with thorough research and thoughtful consideration has given us an historical account of the practice in China.
R. G. Tiedemann
Professor Mungello’s important study focuses on the specific and at times widespread phenomenon of female infanticide in nineteenth-century China. He is to be congratulated for having expertly tackled a sensitive issue which has hitherto received scant scholarly attention.
American Historical Review
In this evocatively titled volume, D. E. Mungello explores the causes, consequences, and multifarious reactions to female infanticide in China. . . . Fascinating.
Monumenta Serica
Both [of Mungello’s] books very candidly treat themes which, in the general celebration over the friendship and cultural exchange between Europe and China, are commonly neglected, namely, sexual abuse and infanticide. . . . In sum, these are two books that in addition to being worth reading are also thought-provoking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742555310
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/27/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

D. E. Mungello is professor of history at Baylor University.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Map of China in the Late Qing Dynasty

Map of Southern Jiangsu Province

Map of Shanghai in 1867

1 Female Infanticide 1

2 Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China 9

3 Official and Literati Efforts to Combat Infanticide 45

4 Infanticide Deniers 63

5 The European Cult of Chinese Children 77

6 Christian Mission Efforts to Aid Foundlings 99

7 Female Infanticide in Modern China 117

8 Conclusion 127

Bibliography 131

Notes 141

Index 157

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