Drowning girls in China : female infanticide since 1650 (eBook, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Drowning girls in China : female infanticide since 1650

Author: D E Mungello
Publisher: Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China. Although infanticide and child abandonment were worldwide phenomena from antiquity down to the nineteenth century whenmassive numbers of children were still being abandoned in Europe, China was unique in targeting girls almost exclusively. Yet despite its persistence for two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D E Mungello
ISBN: 9780742557321 0742557324
OCLC Number: 1030389555
Description: Online Ressource (xvi, 169 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Chapter 1: Female InfanticideChapter 2: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century ChinaChapter 3: Official and Literati Efforts to Combat InfanticideChapter 4: Infanticide DeniersChapter 5: The European Cult of Chinese ChildrenChapter 6: Christian Mission Efforts to Aid FoundlingsChapter 7: Female Infanticide in Modern ChinaConclusion
Responsibility: D.E. Mungello.

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This groundbreaking book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China. Drawing on little-known Chinese documents and illustrations,  Read more...

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This study represents a milestone in understanding the history of Chinese childhood. -- Dan Dervin * Journal Of Psychohistory * In this work, written with compassion, D. E. Mungello aims to tell a Read more...

 
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