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The Resource Precious records : women in China's long eighteenth century, Susan Mann

Precious records : women in China's long eighteenth century, Susan Mann

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Precious records : women in China's long eighteenth century
Title
Precious records
Title remainder
women in China's long eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Susan Mann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • This first book-length study of gender relations in the Lower Yangzi region during the High Qing era (c. 1683-1839) challenges enduring late-nineteenth-century perspectives that emphasized the oppression and subjugation of Chinese women. Placing women at the center of the High Qing era shows how gender relations shaped the economic, political, social, and cultural changes of the age, and gives us a sense of what women felt and believed, and what they actually did, during this period
  • Most analyses of gender in High Qing times have focused on literature and on the writings of the elite; this book broadens the scope of inquiry to include women's work in the farm household, courtesan entertainment, and women's participation in ritual observances and religion. In dealing with literature, it shows how women's poetry can serve the historian as well as the literary critic, drawing on one of the first anthologies of women's writing compiled by a woman to examine not only literary sensibilities and intimate emotions, but also political judgments, moral values, and social relations
  • After an introductory chapter that evaluates the historiography of Chinese women, the book surveys High Qing history, charts the female life course, and discusses women's place in writing and learning, in entertainment, at work, and in religious practice. The concluding chapter returns to broad historiographic questions about where women figure in space and time and why we can no longer write histories that ignore them
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Mann, Susan
Dewey number
305.42/0951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text includes translation of some poems
LC call number
HQ1767
LC item number
.M355 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Chinese poetry
  • China
  • China
Label
Precious records : women in China's long eighteenth century, Susan Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34943284
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780804727433
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96025757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Precious records : women in China's long eighteenth century, Susan Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34943284
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780804727433
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96025757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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