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Contracting the “Mad Illness”

Emily Baum

in The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how madness was understood and treated in late imperial China. Arguing that madness was considered a simultaneously biological, social, supernatural, and moral issue, it shows ... 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


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


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


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


Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China

Grace S. Fong

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831868
eISBN:
9780824869175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831868.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book addresses the critical question of how to approach the study of women's writing. It explores various methods of engaging in a meaningful way with a rich corpus of poetry and prose written ... More


Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty

Ho-fung Hung

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152037
eISBN:
9780231525459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152037.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one ... More


Loss

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/9780804754255.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter highlights one man’s efforts to honor his deceased mother in writing. As a boy of eight, Zhang Guanglie witnessed his mother’s murder during the Taiping occupation of Hangzhou in 1861. ... More


Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Beata Grant

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The seventeenth century is generally acknowledged as one of the most politically tumultuous but culturally creative periods of late imperial Chinese history. Only recently beginning to be explored ... 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


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


True to Her Word: The Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial China

Weijing Lu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758086
eISBN:
9780804786782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758086.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the broad cultural, social, and gender meanings of the “faithful maiden” cult in late imperial China (1368–1911). Across the empire, an increasing number of young women or ... 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


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


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


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