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Author Huang, Martin W., 1960- author.

Title Intimate memory : gender and mourning in late Imperial China / Martin W. Huang
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations
Series SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture.
Contents The secularization of memory -- Survivor's guilt -- Hagiographical memory -- Wounded manhood -- Fragments of anxiety -- Remembering concubines -- Circulating grief -- Remembering sisters -- A wife's remembrances
Summary "In the first study of its kind about the role played by intimate memory in the mourning literature of late imperial China, Martin W. Huang focuses on the question of how men mourned and wrote about women to whom they were closely related. Drawing upon memories, epitaphs, biographies, litanies, and elegiac poems, Huang explores issues such as how intimacy shaped the ways in which bereaved male authors conceived of womanhood and how such conceptualizations were inevitably also acts of self-reflection about themselves as men. Their memorial writings reveal complicated self-images as husbands, brothers, sons, and educated Confucian males, while their representations of women are much more complex and diverse than the representations we find in more public genres such as Confucian female exemplar biographies."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-220) and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 23, 2020)
Subject Gender identity -- China -- History
Grief -- China -- History
Loss (Psychology) -- History
Memory -- China -- History
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
Gender identity.
Loss (Psychology)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017058852
ISBN 1438469012