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Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Virgil Ho

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book critically examines six aspects of the popular culture of early and mid-Republican (1912-38) Canton: common perceptions of the city, popular attitudes towards the West, Cantonese opera, ... More


The Worlds of Prostitution in the Early Republic

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The working conditions and lives of many prostitutes in Canton were not as horrific as frequently described in official propaganda and writings by concerned intellectuals. The reasons for their entry ... More


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