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The Problem of Female Moral Agency

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that even the most well-educated and well-intentioned women still had to cope with fundamentally contradictory expectations about their chastity and serious doubts about their ... More


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