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Aestheticizing Masculinity in Honglou meng: Clothing, Dress, and Decoration

Louise Edwards

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that in the eighteenth century, during the height of the Qing dynasty, male bodies were a legitimate human form upon which to display beautiful clothing and accessories. Moreover, ... More


A Dream of Red Mansions

C. T. Hsia

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses A Dream of Red Mansions (Honglou meng) by Cao Xüeqin (1715–1763). The novel is about the aristocratic Jia clan, which has enjoyed imperial favor for generations. As an ... More


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