Women And The Family In Chinese History

by Ebrey, Patricia Buckley

Women And The Family In Chinese History

Price:  US$40.36   (SGD56.06*)
Format:  Paper Back, 291 pages
Published:  2003, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0415288231
SB#:  033169 (104)

About This Book

This collection of essays supplies a wide ranging examination of issues relating to woman and the family. Patricia Buckley Ebrey, a leading scholar of Chinese history, explores the Chinese family, gender, and kinship systems and their evolving roles in a historical context. This fascinating volume shows the impact of historical change on the way people lived. Covering the late Imperial period, with a specific focus on the Song period (920 - 1276), her essays cover topics ranging from dowries and the sale of woman as concubines to the huge size of the imperial harem, misunderstandings of foot binding, surnames as ethnic markers, and changes in ways for dealing with the dead. This will be essential reading for scholars of Chinese history and gender studies.

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