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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760703076
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/1996
  • Pages: 392

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R.H. van Gulik, (1910-1967) studied Law and Oriental Languages at the Universities of Leiden and Utrecht, and in 1935 took his doctor's degree with honours on a thesis dealing with the horse cult in India, Tibet, and the Far East. Having entered the Netherlands Foreign Service in that same year, he held posts in Tokyo, Chunking (Nanking), Washington, New Delhi, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur. His last posting was as Netherlands ambassador in Japan. Dr. van Gulik, who, after his thesis, continued to make valuable contributions to Sanskrit and Far Eastern studies, is also well-known as the author of the series of detective stories about Judge Dee.
Paul R. Goldin is Associate Professor of Chinese Thought at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Rituals of the Way: The Philosophy of Xunzi (Open Court, 1999), and The Culture of Sex in Ancient China (University of Hawai’i Press, 2002). He is also a co-editor of the Reader of Traditional Chinese Culture (University of Hawai'i Press).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on the Present Edition
Introduction
Bibliography
Preface
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Feudal Kingdom
Ch. I Early Period and Former Chou Dynasty, ca. 1500-771 B.C. 3
Ch. II Later Chou Dynasty, 770-222 B.C. 26
Pt. 2 The Growing Empire
Ch. III Ch'in and Former Han Dynasty, 221 B.C.-24 A.D. 55
Ch. IV Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 A.D. 73
Ch. V The Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynasties, 221-590 A.D. 91
Pt. 3 The Heyday of Empire
Ch. VI Sui Dynasty, 590-618 A.D. 119
Ch. VII T'ang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D. 170
Ch. VIII Five Dynasties and Sung Period, 908-1279 A.D. 212
Pt. 4 Mongol Rule and Ming Restoration
Ch. IX Mongol or Yuan Dynasty, 1279-1367 A.D. 245
Ch. X Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 A.D. 263
App. I Indian and Chinese sexual mysticism 339
App. II Distribution of "Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period" 360
Index of Chinese terms, names and booktitles (with Chinese characters) 361
Japanese Index 383
General Index 385
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