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Books of Morality and Conduct

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

Among the numerous types of Yiddish texts intended to inculcate moral values, to train individual conduct, and spread the study of Judaism, morality books (musor sforim) and conduct books (minhogim ... More


Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Michelle T. King

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book breaks down the naturalized and eternal relationship between female infanticide and Chinese culture and reconstructs that association as a product of historical processes of the nineteenth ... More


A Culture in Flux: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a unique time of exceptional tolerance of widely different social, intellectual, and religious practices, with different attitudes towards life and an ... More


Deciding a Child’s Fate: Women and Birth

Michelle T. King

in Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 begins with the example of a sixteenth-century woman named Ye who drowned her first daughter immediately after birth. This chapter considers the various factors that influenced such a ... More


Reforming Customs: Scholars and Morality

Michelle T. King

in Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 considers the circle of concerned Chinese men who were not privy to the intimacies of the birth chamber but still advocated the prevention of female infanticide in the wider public, through ... More


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Tobie Meyer-Fong

in What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804754255
eISBN:
9780804785594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754255.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter uses the figure of Yu Zhi (1809–1874), a failed examination candidate and charismatic pro-Qing philanthropist, to explore the religiosity of pro-Qing Confucian orthodoxy. It thus adds to ... More


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