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Women and property in China : 960-1949

Author: Kathryn Bernhardt
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1999.
Series: Law, society, and culture in China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on newly available archival case records, this book demonstrates that women's rights to property changed substantially from the Song through the Qing dynasties, and even more dramatically under the Republican Civil Code of 1929-30. The consolidation in law of patrilineal succession in the Ming and Qing dynasties curtailed women's claims, but the adoption of the Civil Code and the gradual dismantling of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Bernhardt
ISBN: 0804735263 9780804735261 0804735271 9780804735278
OCLC Number: 41143040
Description: viii, 236 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Inheritance Rights of Daughters from the Song Through the Qing --
2. The Inheritance Rights of Widows from the Song Through the Qing --
3. Widows and Patrilineal Succession in the Early Republican Period --
4. Property Inheritance Under the Republican Civil Code --
5. Widows' Inheritance Rights Under the Republican Code --
6. Daughters' Inheritance Rights Under the Republican Code --
7. The Property Rights of Concubines in the Imperial and Republican Periods.
Series Title: Law, society, and culture in China.
Responsibility: Kathryn Bernhardt.
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Drawing on newly available archival case records, this book demonstrates that Chinese women's rights to property changed substantially from the Song through the Qing dynasties, and even more  Read more...

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