Polyandry and wife-selling in Qing dynasty China : survival strategies and judicial interventions (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Polyandry and wife-selling in Qing dynasty China : survival strategies and judicial interventions

Author: Matthew Harvey Sommer
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California press. C 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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L'éditeur indique : "This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). By analyzing over 1200 legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation, worsening sex ratios, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Harvey Sommer
ISBN: 9780520287037 0520287037
OCLC Number: 953031712
Description: 1 v. (XIII-478 p.) : carte, jaquette illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Matthew H. Sommer.

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Offers a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty. This book explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the  Read more...

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"Sommer's exhaustive analysis of legal cases involving illegal marriage practices is the first systematic attempt to document their prevalence and grapple with their implications for our Read more...

 
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