Dangerous Women

Author: Victoria Baldwin Cass
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693955
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Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators—these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world brilliantly to life. Using new and freshly interpreted sources, the author leads us confidently into this surprising world, bolstering her erudite and engaging text with stunning color and black and white art of the period.

Geschichte Chinas 1279 1949

Author: Sabine Dabringhaus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486781138
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Sabine Dabringhaus presents 700 years of Chinese history, from the Yuan Dynasty to Mao’s rise to power. She addresses key topics in research, including the Chinese state, questions about periodization and interpretation, China’s foreign relations and social structure, as well as modernization, reform, and revolution. An updated bibliography rounds out the revised third edition.

Zirkulierende Leidenschaft

Author: Angelika C. Messner
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 3412503487
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In literarischen Werken des 17. Jahrhundert figurieren Gefühle und Leidenschaften - im Gegensatz zum herrschenden Verhaltenskodex – als natürlicher und notwendiger Ausdruck menschlichen Seins. Die Forschung spricht hier vom „Kult der Emotionen“ und von einer „romantischen“ Bewegung, die für die Emanzipation durch Gefühle und für Subjektivismus steht. Auch wenn sich diese Vergleiche mit der europäischen Aufklärung und Romantik anbieten, verraten sie nichts über die Emotionspraktiken dieser Zeit in China. Die Studie erschließt und analysiert bis dato unzugängliches Quellenmaterial und erarbeitet ein methodologisches Instrumentarium, um die unterschiedlichen Wissensräume – literarische, philosophische und medizinische – für eine Geschichte der Gefühle in China lesbar zu machen.

Manduchai Die letzte Kriegerk nigin

Author: Tanja Kinkel
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426425734
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Asien im 15. Jahrhundert: In einer Zeit der Männer greifen zwei Frauen nach der Macht. Die Geschichte Chinas und der Mongolei wurde durch die geprägt: Manduchai, Königin der Mongolen, Wan, die wahre Herrscherin auf dem Drachenthron. Sie sind die mächtigsten Herrscherinnen ihrer Zeit - zu einem hohen Preis: Manduchai muss sich gegen ungeheure Widerstände bis an die Spitze der Mongolenheere kämpfen. Ihr gefährlichster Rivale dabei ist ausgerechnet ihre große Liebe. Doch es gelingt ihr, und sie kann das Volk Dschingis Khans noch einmal zur alten Größe führen. Wan war zunächst die Kinderfrau des chinesischen Kaisers, dann seine Geliebte, ehe sie in den Rang der kaiserlichen Konkubine Aufstieg und zur wahren Herrscherin Chinas wurde. Trotzdem musste sie tagtäglich um die Gunst des Kaisers gegen Eunuchen, Minister, Kriegsherren und junge schöne Rivalinnen kämpfen. Doch erst in Manduchai erkennt sie die ebenbürtige Gegnerin, die ihr gerade geformtes Reich gefährdet. So gibt sie den Neubau der total verfallenen großen Mauer in Auftrag. Als sich die Frauen nach Jahren der Intrigen und Kriege, nach Jahren des Mordens gegenüberstehen, wissen sie, dass es in ihren Händen liebt, ob das Töten weitergeht ...

The Cult of the Fox

Author: Xiaofei Kang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508220
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For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines throughout northern China. In this new work, the first to examine the fox cult as a vibrant popular religion, Xiaofei Kang explores the manifold meanings of the fox spirit in Chinese society. Kang describes various cult practices, activities of worship, and the exorcising of fox spirits to reveal how the Chinese people constructed their cultural and social values outside the gaze of offical power and morality.

Die B se Alte in der Japanischen Popul rkultur der Edo Zeit

Author: Susanne Formanek
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783700135463
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From the middle of the 18th century, the urban commoner population in Japan supported a strongly commercialized popular culture, including such diverse, but nonetheless interrelated genres as the kabuki theatre, the multi-coloured woodblock prints (ukiyoe) and the richly illustrated popular novels called kusazoshi. Although these genres enjoy world-wide fame for their aesthetic qualities, to date their contents have rarely been studied in detail. Since they can be shown to have offered their consumers foils onto which they could project their real hopes and fears, they offer an interesting field for socio-historic research and interpretation. Supplemented by 56 colour and 109 black-and-white illustrations, the analysis of the figures of wicked crones that appear in many of these works shows that female old age obviously inspired substantial fear in contemporaries, belying our common view of Japan as a country where old age is unconditionally a serene state spent within the warmth of a caring family. During the later part of the Edo period (ca. 1750-1868), a considerable ageing of the population had taken place, in the course of which old age increasingly became a social problem.

Love Hatred and Other Passions

Author: Paolo Santangelo
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN:
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The volume is a collections of essays aiming to reconstruct the basic elements that compose the multifaceted discourse on emotions in traditional China. A number of well-known specialists reflect on some fundamental philosophical and linguistic concepts.

Beyond Eroticism

Author: Pi-Ching Hsu
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
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Beyond Eroticism translates and analyzes over forty songs and ninety jokes from Child's Folly, a trilogy of popular songs (Hanging Twigs), folksongs (Hill Songs), and jokes (Treasury of Laughs) compiled by Feng Menglong (1574-1646), a giant in late Ming (1368-1644) popular literature. Focusing on humor as the predominant characteristic of the "tactically forgotten" collections, the book offers a delightful study of the foibles, eccentricities, and anxieties of a broad cross section of late Ming society. The study also probes the inner world of the compiler as he reveals, unwittingly, the tensions in his own gender and class conceptions. Eroticism was Feng Menglong's trademark, but Hsu looks beyond that trademark, arguing that Feng used eroticism both to sell his books and to satirize the puritan state's orthodoxy and the "loose" love ethics of the masses. He did the former as a canny author of the commercial press, and the latter as a marginal member of the "gentry society" social elite who formed "public opinions" through employment of their cultural capital. An intellectual of high self-esteem, Feng Menglong took advantage of the transgressive nature of humor to project his social, cultural, and political criticism into his erotic, as well as non-erotic satire."