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Between birth and death : female infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Author: Michelle Tien King
Publisher: Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2014, cop. 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text locates a significant historical shift in the representation of female infanticide during the nineteenth century. It was during these years that the practice transformed from a moral and deeply local issue affecting communities into an emblematic cultural marker of a backwards Chinese civilization, requiring the scientific, religious, and political attention of the West. Using a wide array of Chinese,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Between birth and death
978-0-8047-8893-9
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Tien King
ISBN: 9780804785983 0804785988
OCLC Number: 894864890
Description: 1 vol. (xiii-250 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Michelle T. King.

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"[Michelle King] successfully demonstrates that infanticide was a global practice rather than a Chinese one, and the association between female infanticide and Chinese culture was a creation of the Read more...

 
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