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Misers, shrews, and polygamists : sexuality and male-female relations in eighteenth-century Chinese fiction

Author: Keith McMahon
Publisher: Durham Duke University Press 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a comprehensive reading of eighteenth-century Chinese novels and a theoretical approach grounded in poststructuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist criticism, this title examines how such  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith McMahon
ISBN: 0822315556 9780822315551 0822315661 9780822315667
OCLC Number: 832367815
Description: xi, 378 Seiten Illustrationen 24 cm
Contents: Inhalt: Preface --
Notes on Romanization --
1. Potent Polygamists and Chaste Monogamists --
Sexuality and Male-Female Subjectivity in Qing Fiction --
The Various Character Types and the Theme of Female Superiority --
Misers, Shrews, and Polygamists --
Marriage and Sexuality in Fiction and Other Sources of Qing History --
2. Polygamy According to Fiction and Prescriptive Models --
The Problems of Polygyny in History, Fiction, and Prescriptive Texts --
Polygamy in Jin Ping Mei and Other Late Ming Fiction --
An Overview --
3. Shrews and Jealousy in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Vernacular Fiction --
Jealous Wives and Henpecked Husbands --
The Ars Erotica, the Shrew Story, and the Sexual Power of the Woman --
The Repertoire of Stories about Shrews --
4. The Self-Containing Man: The Miser and the Ascetic --
The Miser in Ming and Qing Fiction --
The Ascetic Ji Dian --
Self-Containment, Male and Female --
5. The Chaste "Beauty-Scholar" Romance and the Superiority of the Talented Woman --
The Romantic Marriage of Talented Beauty and Handsome Scholar --
Definition of the Chaste Caizi Jiaren Romance --
The Remarkable Woman and her Relationship with the Man --
The Chaste Polygamous Romance Yu Jiao Li --
The Rational Optimism of the Beauty-Scholar Romance --
The Idealization of Women --
6. The Erotic Scholar-Beauty Romance --
"Crossing the Wall" --
Between Chaste and Erotic in Jinxiang ting and Qingmeng tuo --
Further Departures from the Chaste Romance --
Contagious Promiscuity in Chundeng Mishi, Taohua Ying, and Xinghua Tian --
The Idealism of the Erotic Romance Inhalt: 7. A Case for Confucian Sexuality: Chaste Polygamy in Yesou Puyan --
The Confucian Superman --
The Author and his Work --
Confucian Superman in a Lascivious World --
Yesou Puyan in Light of Honglou Meng and Other Fiction of the Ming and Qing --
The Marriage of Confucian Orthodoxy and Erotic Literature --
8. Polygyny, Crossing of Gender, and the Superiority of Women in Honglou Meng --
Honglou meng and the Chaste and Erotic Romances --
The Study of Honglou meng in China --
Symmetry and the Superiority of Women --
The Prepolygamist's Mingling with Women --
The Idealization of Presexual Adolescence --
9. The Overly Virtuous Wife and the Wastrel Polygamist in Lin Lan Xiang --
Women's Sacrifice and Formation of Alliances --
Five Types of Women in the Polygamous Household --
The Hidden Influence of Virtuous Women --
10. The Spoiled Son and the Doting Mother in Qilu Deng --
Qilu Deng on Women and Family Life --
The Ruination Caused by Motherly Love --
The Wastrel versus the Shrew --
11. The Other Scholar and Beauty: The Wastrel and the Prostitute in Luye Xianzong --
The Wastrel and the Prostitute --
The Addiction to Sexual Desire --
Women's Demands and the Danger of Women --
12. The Benevolent Polygamist and the Domestication of Sexual Pleasure in Shenlou Zhi --
The Mirage of Love --
Guangdong and the Contact with Foreigners --
The Good Polygamist, Nonwastrel, Nonmiser --
Male Sexual Bosses --
Xiaoguan, Suchen, and Baoyu --
13. Ernu Yingxiong Zhuan as Antidote to Honglou Meng --
The Warrior Woman Thirteenth Sister --
The Soft Male Hero --
Health and Pollution --
14. Promiscuous Polygyny and Male Self-Critique --
Chaste and Unchaste Heroines in Jin Yun Qiao and Jinghua Yuan --
Alienation and Alliance between Men and Women --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Glossary of Chinese Characters --
Index.
Responsibility: Keith McMahon

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