Women in Early Imperial China / Edition 2

Women in Early Imperial China / Edition 2

by Bret Hinsch
     
 

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship and theoretical approaches, the book draws on extensive primary and secondary sources in Chinese and Japanese to paint a remarkably detailed picture of the

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Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship and theoretical approaches, the book draws on extensive primary and secondary sources in Chinese and Japanese to paint a remarkably detailed picture of the distant past. Bret Hinsch's introductory chapters orient the nonspecialist to early imperial Chinese society; subsequent chapters explore women's roles from the multiple perspectives of kinship, wealth and work, law, government, learning, ritual, and cosmology. An enhanced array of line drawings, a Chinese-character glossary, and extensive notes and bibliography enhance the author's discussion. Historians and students of gender and early China alike will find this book an invaluable overview.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742568235
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Series:
Asia/Pacific/Perspectives Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
499,756
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 The Context: Early Imperial China 15

2 Kinship 15

3 Wealth and Work 61

4 Law 83

5 Government 97

6 Learning 117

7 Ritual 137

8 Cosmology 153

Conclusion 169

Notes 177

Glossary of Chinese Terms 215

Bibliography 217

Index 233

About the Author 239

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