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Framing the Family in Late Imperial China: An Anthropological Glance at Some Family Cases in the Conspectus of Penal Cases (Xing'an huilan) * 1

Françoise Lauwaert

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter takes up the methodological challenge to consider a series of 18th- and 19th-century juridical texts as a particular kind of anthropological corpus. The reading of a part of that ... More


Imperial Denouement

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the political legitimacy of China's imperial system would be challenged simultaneously by popular uprisings, collectively called the Boxer movement, against ... More


Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Isaac Yue and Siufu Tang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The culture of food and drink occupies a central role in the development of Chinese civilization, and the language of gastronomy has been a vital theme in a range of literary productions. From ... More


Traditional Chinese and Western Letters

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a brief sketch of letter writing in China and Western countries, with particular attention to published letters, love-letters, and letters in literature. It was this background ... More


A Cultural History of Same-Sex Desire in China

Tiantian Zheng

in Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

By elucidating the historic continuities of diverse, malleable, ambiguous, and fluid sexual imaginations in China, chapter 1 critiques the postsocialist construction of heteronormativity and the ... More


China’s Transformations in the Twentieth Century: Economic, Political, and Cultural Interdependencies

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter approaches China’s sequence of transformations in the ‘short’ twentieth century between the collapse of empire 1911 and World Trade Organization entry in 2001 against the background of ... More


Is Confucianism Secular?

Peter van der Veer

in Beyond the Secular West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This essay discusses Confucianism in China in the Axial Age, Jesuit visitors, the late Qing, and its revival in the post-Mao PRC in the light of the question of the distinctiveness of Chinese ... More


Kong Temple as Structure

James A. Flath

in Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality, and the First Temple of Confucius

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853709
eISBN:
9780824868741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853709.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 looks at how the temple was repeatedly ruined and reconstructed over the course of its 2,000 year history, finding that the physical destruction/construction of the place was inseparable ... More


The Politics of Higher Education: The Imperial University in Northern Song China

Chu Ming-kin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528196
eISBN:
9789882205543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528196.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book addresses the politics of higher education in Imperial China during the Northern Song period (960-1127). How did different political agents -- namely emperors, scholar-officials, teachers ... More


Introduction

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is the relation between masculinity and homosexuality in late Imperial China. The book considers gender and sexuality as intertwined ... More


Life on the Frontier: The Paleopathology of Human Remains from the Chinese Early Imperial Taojiazhai Mortuary site

Zhang Jinglei

in Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044279
eISBN:
9780813046266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044279.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Qinghai Province, on the frontier between the Loess Plateau and the Qunhai-Tibet Plain, was constituted as a buffer zone between steppe nomads and the farming populations of early Imperial China ... More


Male Beauty

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, which examines the conception of male beauty in late Imperial China, discusses key terms to clarify the conceptualization of homoerotic desire and the connoisseurial criteria of male ... More


Friendship and Love

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the concept of friendship in relation to love between men in late Imperial China. It argues that the very concept of love circulating in late Ming culture was fundamentally ... More


Hybrid Heroes

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the so-called hybridization of the male protagonists in homoerotic fiction in late Imperial China. It analyzes several Qing fictional narratives including Cao Qujing's Nonsense ... More


The Male Romance

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the depiction of male romance in pornographic fiction of late Imperial China. It explains that male love had a central place in the 1792 romantic classic The Red Chamber Dream, ... More


Libertine Masculinity

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, which examines the concept of the so-called libertine masculinity in late Imperial China by analyzing pornographic novels of the period, traces the rise and decline of the narrative ... More


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