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.

Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China 1580 1700

Author: Daria Berg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136290222
Format: PDF
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Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers of culture. This book examines the place of women in the cultural elite and in society more generally, reconstructing examples of particular women’s personal experiences, and retracing the changing roles of women from the late Ming to the early Qing era (1580-1700). Providing rich detail of exceptionally fine, interesting and engaging literary works, this book opens fascinating new windows onto the lives, dreams, nightmares, anxieties and desires of the authors and the world out of which they emerged.

Women in China from Earliest Times to the Present

Author: Robin Yates
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047429664
Format: PDF, ePub
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This essential reference work is an alphabetic listing, with an extensive index, of more than 2500 citations of books, chapters in books, and articles, and 100+ dissertations in all social science and humanities disciplines relating to women in China from earliest times to today.

China A History

Author: Harold Miles Tanner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872209156
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A deep and rigorous, yet eminently accessible introduction to the political, social, and cultural development of imperial Chinese civilisation, this volume develops a number of important themes -- such as the ethnic diversity of the early empires -- that other editions omit entirely or discuss only minimally. Includes a general introduction, chronology, bibliography, illustrations, maps, and an index.

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.

Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

Author: Robin Wang
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872206519
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This rich collection of writings--many translated especially for this volume and some available in English for the first time--provides a journey through the history of Chinese culture, tracing the Chinese understanding of women as elucidated in writings spanning more than two thousand years. From the earliest oracle bone inscriptions of the Pre-Qin period through the poems and stories of the Song Dynasty, these works shed light on Chinese images of women and their roles in society in terms of such topics as human nature, cosmology, gender, and virtue.

Office Ladies and Salaried Men

Author: Yuko Ogasawara
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520210441
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In large corporations in Japan, much of the clerical work is carried out by young women known as "office ladies" (OLs) or "flowers of the workplace". This study shows how OLs frustrated by demanding dead-end jobs thwart their managers and subvert the power stucture to their advantage.

Flowers in Salt

Author: Sharon L. Sievers
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804713825
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"This carefully researched and original monograph describes the lives and thoughts of a series of women who sought fairer economic, social and political roles for women during Japan's first half-century of modernization...It is of interest not only to students of feminism but also to anyone who wishes to understand modern Japan." [Choice].