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Chinese femininities, chinese masculinities [electronic resource] : a reader / edited by Susan Brownell and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom ; foreword by Thomas Laqueur.

Contributor(s): Brownell, Susan | Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Asia (Columbia University. East Asian Institute): 4.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 460 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780520935303 (electronic bk.); 0520935306 (electronic bk.); 1417508183 (electronic bk.); 9781417508181 (electronic bk.); 1597345342 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9781597345347 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0520211030 (alk. paper); 9780520211032 (alk. paper); 0520221168 (pbk ; alk. paper); 9780520221161 (pbk ; alk. paper).Subject(s): Sex role -- China | Femininity -- China | Masculinity -- China | R�ole selon le sexe -- Chine | F�eminit�e -- Chine | Masculinit�e -- Chine | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies | Sekseverschillen | Sekserol | Mannen | VrouwenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chinese femininities, chinese masculinities.DDC classification: 305.3/0951 Other classification: 15.75 | 71.31 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Gender and the law (Qing dynasty). Femininity in flux: gendered virtue and social conflict in the mid-Qing courtroom / Janet M. Theiss. Dangerous males, vulnerable males, and polluted males: the regulation of masculinity in Qing dynasty law / Matthew H. Sommer -- Ideals of marriage and family (mid-Qing dynasty and early Republican era). Grooming a daughter for marriage: brides and wives in the mid-Qing period / Susan Mann. "The truths I have learned": nationalism, family reform, and male identity in China's New Culture Movement, 1915-1923 / Susan L. Glosser -- Gender in literary traditions (May fourth era to Reform era). Invention and intervention: the making of a female tradition in modern Chinese literature / Lydia H. Liu. The self loving the self: men and connoisseurship in modern Chinese literature / Wendy Larson -- Dangerous women and dangerous men (late Ming dynasty to early Communist period). Modernizing sex, sexing modernity: prostitution in early-twentieth-century Shanghai / Gail Hershatter. Approximations of Chinese bandits: perverse rebels, romantic heroes, or frustrated bachelors? / David Ownby -- The gender of rebels (Cultural Revolution). Maoist mappings of gender: reassessing the Red Guards / Emily Honig. "Little brothers" in the Cultural Revolution: the worker rebels of Shanghai / Elizabeth J. Perry, Nara Dillon -- Blood, qi, and the gendered body (Qing dynasty and Reform era). Blood, body, and gender: medical images of the female condition in China, 1600-1850 / Charlotte Furth. Embodying qi and masculinities in post-Mao China / Nancy N. Chen.
Shifting contexts of gender and sexuality (Reform era). Past, perfect or imperfect: changing images of the ideal wife / Harriet Evans. Proper men and proper women: parental affection in the Chinese family / William Jankowiak -- Gender, sexuality, and ethnicity (Reform era). Gender and internal Orientalism in China / Louisa Schein. Tradition and the gender of civility / Ralph Litzinger -- putting gender at the center / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Susan Brownell.
Summary: The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in the realm of gender. Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities is a mix of illuminating historical and ethnographic studies of gender from the 1700s to the present.
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pt. 1. Gender and the law (Qing dynasty). Femininity in flux: gendered virtue and social conflict in the mid-Qing courtroom / Janet M. Theiss. Dangerous males, vulnerable males, and polluted males: the regulation of masculinity in Qing dynasty law / Matthew H. Sommer -- pt. 2. Ideals of marriage and family (mid-Qing dynasty and early Republican era). Grooming a daughter for marriage: brides and wives in the mid-Qing period / Susan Mann. "The truths I have learned": nationalism, family reform, and male identity in China's New Culture Movement, 1915-1923 / Susan L. Glosser -- pt. 3. Gender in literary traditions (May fourth era to Reform era). Invention and intervention: the making of a female tradition in modern Chinese literature / Lydia H. Liu. The self loving the self: men and connoisseurship in modern Chinese literature / Wendy Larson -- pt. 4. Dangerous women and dangerous men (late Ming dynasty to early Communist period). Modernizing sex, sexing modernity: prostitution in early-twentieth-century Shanghai / Gail Hershatter. Approximations of Chinese bandits: perverse rebels, romantic heroes, or frustrated bachelors? / David Ownby -- pt. 5. The gender of rebels (Cultural Revolution). Maoist mappings of gender: reassessing the Red Guards / Emily Honig. "Little brothers" in the Cultural Revolution: the worker rebels of Shanghai / Elizabeth J. Perry, Nara Dillon -- pt. 6. Blood, qi, and the gendered body (Qing dynasty and Reform era). Blood, body, and gender: medical images of the female condition in China, 1600-1850 / Charlotte Furth. Embodying qi and masculinities in post-Mao China / Nancy N. Chen.

pt. 7. Shifting contexts of gender and sexuality (Reform era). Past, perfect or imperfect: changing images of the ideal wife / Harriet Evans. Proper men and proper women: parental affection in the Chinese family / William Jankowiak -- pt. 8. Gender, sexuality, and ethnicity (Reform era). Gender and internal Orientalism in China / Louisa Schein. Tradition and the gender of civility / Ralph Litzinger -- Afterword: putting gender at the center / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Susan Brownell.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in the realm of gender. Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities is a mix of illuminating historical and ethnographic studies of gender from the 1700s to the present.

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