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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.
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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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McMahon, Keith.
Misers, shrews, and polygamists.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)654345759
Named Person: A Andrae
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith McMahon
ISBN: 0822315556 9780822315551 0822315661 9780822315667
OCLC Number: 30976480
Description: xi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Potent polygamists and chaste monogamists --
Polygamy according to fiction and prescriptive models --
Shrews and jealousy in seventeenth and eighteenth-century vernacular fiction --
The self-containing man: the miser and ascetic --
The chaste "beauty-scholar" romance and the superiority of the talented woman --
The erotic scholar-beauty romance --
A case for Confucian sexuality: chaste polygamy in Yesou Puyan --
Polygyny, crossing of gender, and the superiority of women in Honglou Meng --
The overly virtuous wife and the wastrel polygamist in Lin Lan Xiang --
The spoiled son and the doting mother in Qilu Deng --
The other scholar and beauty: the wastrel and the prostitute in Lüye Xianzong --
The benevolent polygamist and the domestication of sexual pleasure in Shenlou Zhi --
Ernü Yingxiong Zhuan as antidote to Honglou Meng --
Promiscuous polygyny and male self-critique --
Glossary of Chinese characters.
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