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Disgraceful matters : the politics of chastity in eighteenth-century China

Author: Janet M Theiss
Publisher: Berkeley Univ. of California Press 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Theiss
ISBN: 0520240332 9780520240339
OCLC Number: 834574379
Description: XV, 281 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments A Note on Textual Conventions A Note on Dynasties and Reigns Introduction part one * The Chastening State: The Qing Chastity Cult in Ritual,Law,and Statecraft Prologue: A Chaste Barbarian Martyrs Herself on the Imperial Frontier 1. Defining Gender Orthodoxy for a Multiethnic Empire 2. Statecraft and Gender Order in the Qianlong Reign part two * Female Virtue and the Politics of Patriarchy Prologue: A Righteous Husband Plays the Politics of the Wifely Way 3. Enforcing Gender Order: Between the Ancestral Hall and the Yamen 4. Divided Loyalties: Natal Families and the Exercise of Patrilineal Authority 5. Adultery, Incest and the Multiple Meanings of Patriarchy part three * Mapping Chastity across Boundaries of Body,Mind,and Space Prologue: A Compromised Widow Sacrifices Her Body to Defend Inner Virtue 6. The Wages of Wanton Mixing: Violation and Gender Disorder 7. "Accommodating Sages": Gender Separation in Social Practice part four * "Being a Person": Female Humiliation and Social Power Prologue: Male Impropriety and Female Outrage Lead to a Tragic End 8. The Problem of Female Moral Agency 9. The Logic of Female Suicide Epilogue A Note on Archival Sources Notes Bibliography Character List Index
Responsibility: Janet M. Theiss
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