Sexual Life in Ancient China: A Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society from ca. 1500 B. C. till 1644 A. D.

Sexual Life in Ancient China: A Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society from ca. 1500 B. C. till 1644 A. D.

by R.H. van Gulik
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004126015

ISBN-13: 9789004126015

Pub. Date: 11/29/2002

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

In 1961 Robert van Gulik published his pioneering overview of Sexual Life in Ancient China. This edition of the work is preceded by an elaborate introduction by Paul Rakita Goldin assessing the value of Van Gulik’s volume, the subject itself, and its author.
The introduction is followed by an extensive and up-to-date bibliography on

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In 1961 Robert van Gulik published his pioneering overview of Sexual Life in Ancient China. This edition of the work is preceded by an elaborate introduction by Paul Rakita Goldin assessing the value of Van Gulik’s volume, the subject itself, and its author.
The introduction is followed by an extensive and up-to-date bibliography on the subject, which guides the modern reader in the literature on the field which appeared after the publication of Van Gulik's volume.
One of the criticisms in 1961 regarded the Latin translations of passages deemed too explicit by Van Gulik.
In this 2002 edition all Latin has for the first time been translated into unambiguous English, thus making the full text widely available to an academic audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004126015
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/29/2002
Series:
Sinica Leidensia Series, #57
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on the Present Edition
Introduction
Bibliography
Preface
Abbreviations
Pt. 1The Feudal Kingdom
Ch. IEarly Period and Former Chou Dynasty, ca. 1500-771 B.C.3
Ch. IILater Chou Dynasty, 770-222 B.C.26
Pt. 2The Growing Empire
Ch. IIICh'in and Former Han Dynasty, 221 B.C.-24 A.D.55
Ch. IVLater Han Dynasty, 25-220 A.D.73
Ch. VThe Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynasties, 221-590 A.D.91
Pt. 3The Heyday of Empire
Ch. VISui Dynasty, 590-618 A.D.119
Ch. VIIT'ang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D.170
Ch. VIIIFive Dynasties and Sung Period, 908-1279 A.D.212
Pt. 4Mongol Rule and Ming Restoration
Ch. IXMongol or Yuan Dynasty, 1279-1367 A.D.245
Ch. XMing Dynasty, 1368-1644 A.D.263
App. IIndian and Chinese sexual mysticism339
App. IIDistribution of "Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period"360
Index of Chinese terms, names and booktitles (with Chinese characters)361
Japanese Index383
General Index385

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