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Women in Early Imperial China.

Author: Bret Hinsch
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2010.
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After a long spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE-220 CE) saw the unification of the Chinese Empire under a single ruler, government, and code of law. During this era, changing social and political institutions affected the ways people conceived of womanhood. New ideals were promulgated, and women's lives gradually altered to conform to them. And under the new political system, the rulers' consorts and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hinsch, Bret.
Women in Early Imperial China.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Hinsch
ISBN: 9780742568242 0742568245
OCLC Number: 700699584
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages)
Contents: Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Context; 2 Kinship; 3 Wealth and Work; 4 Law; 5 Government; 6 Learning; 7 Ritual; 8 Cosmology; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary of Chinese Terms; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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After a long spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE-220 CE) saw the unification of the Chinese Empire under a single ruler, government, and code of law. During this era, changing social and political institutions affected the ways people conceived of womanhood. New ideals were promulgated, and women's lives gradually altered to conform to them. And under the new political system, the rulers' consorts and their families obtained powerful roles that allowed women unprecedented influence in the highest level of government. Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductor.

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