Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China

Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions
 
 
University of California Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 23. Oktober 2015
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 499 Seiten
978-0-520-28703-7 (ISBN)
 
Offers a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty. This book explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation, worsening sex ratios, and shrinking farm sizes.
First Edition
  • Englisch
  • Berkerley
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Gewebe-Einband
7 tables
  • Höhe: 240 mm
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  • Breite: 161 mm
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  • Dicke: 38 mm
  • 805 gr
978-0-520-28703-7 (9780520287037)
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Matthew H. Sommer teaches Chinese history at Stanford University. He is the author of Sex, Law, and Society in Late Imperial China.
"Sommer's exhaustive analysis of legal cases involving illegal marriage practices is the first systematic attempt to document their prevalence and grapple with their implications for our understanding of gender order and state-society relations in the Qing." -- Janet M Theiss Cross Currents "The book, based on a thorough and probing reading of a prodigious number of heretofore unexamined archival documents, offers unparalleled insights... with its vivid recounting of the passion, violence, and desperation that motivated the men and women implicated in illicit practices of polyandry, wife sale, and prostitution, it animates the historical record." American Historical Review
 
"Sommer's exhaustive analysis of legal cases involving illegal marriage practices is the first systematic attempt to document their prevalence and grapple with their implications for our understanding of gender order and state-society relations in the Qing." -- Janet M Theiss Cross Currents "The book, based on a thorough and probing reading of a prodigious number of heretofore unexamined archival documents, offers unparalleled insights... with its vivid recounting of the passion, violence, and desperation that motivated the men and women implicated in illicit practices of polyandry, wife sale, and prostitution, it animates the historical record." American Historical Review

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