Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters

Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters

by Beverly Jo Bossler (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780295741772
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Beverly Bossler is professor of history at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of is Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of Female Fidelity in China, 1000–1400 and Powerful Relations: Kinship, Status, and the State in Sung China (960–1279). Other contributors are Gail Hershatter, Emily Honig, Joan Judge, Guotong Li, Weijing Lu, Ann Waltner, Yan Wang, Ellen Widmer, and Yulian Wu.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsNote on TerminologyChronology

Introduction

Part One: Early Modern Evolutions1. Les Noces Chinoises / Ann Waltner2. The Control of Female Energies / Guotong Li3. Collecting Masculinity / Yulian Wu4. Writing Love / Weijing Lu

Part Two: “Cloistered Ladies” to New Women5. “Media-Savvy” Gentlewomen of the 1870’s and Beyond / Ellen Widmer6. The Fate of the Late Imperial “Talented Woman” / Joan Judge7. Moving to Shanghai / Yan Wang

Part Three: Radicalism and Ruptures8. The Life of a Slogan / Emily Honig9. Bad Transmission / Gail Hershatter

Glossary of Chinese CharactersBibliographyList of ContributorsIndex

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"The quality of all these essays is very high, and this collection includes stars of the field who contribute essays that people in the China, gender, and history fields are going to want to read."—Katherine Carlitz, author of The Rhetoric of "Chin p'ing mei"

Katherine Carlitz

The quality of all these essays is very high, and this collection includes stars of the field who contribute essays that people in the China, gender, and history fields are going to want to read.

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