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Femininity in Flux: Gendered Virtue and Social Conflict in the Mid–Qing Courtroom

Janet M. Theiss

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the significance of chastity-centered virtue in the definitions of femininity and, sometimes, masculinity by examining contentions over female virtue in social conflicts that ... More


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

Janet Theiss

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Looking beyond the familiar trappings of the cult of female chastity — such as hagiographies of widows and chastity shrines — in late imperial China, this book explores the cult's political ... More


The Houses of Women: Citizens, Spiritual Economy, and Community

James A. Palmer

in The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742378
eISBN:
9781501742385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742378.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter assesses the instantiation of the spiritual economy on the Roman landscape in the form of women's houses. Some were home to widows and unmarried daughters of Roman citizens; others were ... More


Defining Gender Orthodoxy for a Multiethnic Empire

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/9780520240339.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese dynasties had for centuries issued awards for extraordinary virtue to the chaste and filial to provide exemplars for the moral cultivation of their subjects and to enhance their own image of ... More


Introduction: Eiximenis, His Patronesses, and Female Virtue in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Nuria Silleras-Fernandez

in Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453830
eISBN:
9781501701641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453830.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter lays out the groundwork for a threefold study on a discourse relating to the works of Francesc Eiximenis, the women behind his books, as well as the larger scope of female ... More


Semiramide and Musical Transvestism

Wendy Heller

in Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates the musical transvestism in the operatic representation of Queen Semiramis. It also considers the operatic representation of a far less virtuous and more unconventional ... More


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