Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China

Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China
Stanford University Press
  • erschienen am 30. November 1994
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 395 Seiten
978-0-8047-2359-6 (ISBN)
Rejecting both popular image and accepted Western and Chinese scholarship on the status of women in premodern China, this pathbreaking work argues that literate gentrywomen in seventeenth-century Jiangnan were far from being oppressed or silenced. The author reconstructs the social, emotional, and intellectual worlds of these women from the interstices between ideology, practice, and self-perception.
  • Englisch
  • Palo Alto
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  • USA
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
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  • Dicke: 24 mm
  • 553 gr
978-0-8047-2359-6 (9780804723596)
Introduction: gender and the politics of Chinese history; Part I. Social and Private Histories: 1. In the floating world: women and commercial publishing; 2. The enchantment of love in The Poetry Pavilion; Part II. Womanhood: 3. Margins of domesticity: enlarging the women's sphere; 4. Talent, virtue, and beauty: rewriting womanhood; Part III. Women's culture: 5. Domestic communities: male and female domains; 6. Social and public communities: genealogies across time and space; 7. Transitory communities: courtesan, wife, and professional artist; Epilogue; Reference matter; Notes; Index.
"Ko challenges simplistic depictions of women as victims and argues that within their social and cultural constraints, a women's literary culture developed that transcended public and private spheres and redefined womanhood. . . . This multifaceted book is a breakthrough in the study of women as part of Chinese cultural and social history." -- <I>Choice</I>

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