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Author Edwards, author

Title Men and Women in Qing China : Gender in The Red Chamber Dream Edwards
Published Leiden; Boston : BRILL, 1994


Description 1 online resource
Series Sinica Leidensia ; 31
Sinica Leidensia Online, ISBN: 9789004498488
Sinica Leidensia ; 31.
Sinica Leidensia Online, ISBN: 9789004498488
Contents Preliminary Material / Louise P. Edwards -- Preface / Louise Edwards -- List of Abbreviations / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter One Introduction: Explication of Theory / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Two Hongxue Before 1949 / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Three Gender Imperatives: Jia Baoyu's Bisexuality / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Four Young Women and Prescriptions of Purity / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Five Wang Xifeng: Young Women and Power / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Six Domesticating the Woman Warrior: Comparisons with Jinghua Yuan / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Seven Jia Family Women: Unrestrained 'Indulgent Mothers' / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Eight Men of the Jia Clan: Responsible or Degenerate / Louise P. Edwards -- Chapter Nine Hongxue after 1949 and Gender Equality / Louise P. Edwards -- Bibliography of English Materials / Louise P. Edwards -- Bibliography of Chinese Materials / Louise P. Edwards -- Index / Louise P. Edwards -- Sinica Leidensia / Louise P. Edwards
Summary Men and Women in Qing China is an analysis of Chinese prescriptions of gender as represented in Cao Xueqin's famous eighteenth century Chinese novel of manners, The Red Chamber Dream or The Story of the Stone . Drawing on feminist literary critical methods it examines Qing notions of masculinity and femininity, including themes such as bisexuality, motherhood, virginity and purity, and gender and power. Its central aim is to challenge the common assumption that the novel represents some form of early Chinese feminism by examining the text in conjunction with historical data. The book will be especially important to those interested in issues of gender in China, the history of Chinese literary criticism and the application of feminist theory to the Asian text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Available through: BrillOnline
Description based on print version record
Subject Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763. Hong lou meng.
SUBJECT Hong lou meng (Cao, Xueqin) fast (OCoLC)fst01357354
Subject Asian Studies
Sex role -- China
Sex role.
Form Electronic book
Author Brill Online
LC no. 94028448
ISBN 9004482717
Other Titles Gender in The Red Chamber Dream