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Author Hua, Hsieh Bao.

Title Concubinage and servitude in late imperial China / Hsieh Bao Hua
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2014
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Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Concubines and servants in the general populace -- The dimension of human trafficking -- The path of a concubine -- Domestic servants, office attendants, and apprentices -- Imperial consorts and servants -- Booi elite and harangga -- Ming serving-women -- Qing serving-women and eunuchs -- Ritual canon and imperial harem -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: The ming imperial harem -- Appendix B: The Qing imperial harem -- Appendix C: the Ming six bureaus -- Appendix D: Simplified plans of Ming-Qing palace and Beijing -- Bibliography -- About the author
Summary Concubinage and Servitude in Late Imperial China is a survey of the institutions and practice of concubinage and servitude in both the general populace and the imperial palace in Ming-Qing China, focusing on an examination on political and socioeconomic history through the lives of this particular group of distinct, yet associated, individuals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Concubinage -- China -- History.
Household employees -- China -- History.
Human trafficking -- China -- History.
China -- Social life and customs -- 1644-1912.
China -- Social life and customs -- 960-1644.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739145169 (electronic bk.)
9780739145166 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)