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Author Lu, Weijing, author.

Title True to her word : the faithful maiden cult in late Imperial China / Weijing Lu
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Moral heroism and craving for extremes : the Ming period (13681644) -- Putting young heroines in the spotlight : the seventeenth century -- The state and the social webs of exaltation : the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- Dissuading the resolute : the families of faithful maidens -- Dying for an ideal : the choice of suicide -- A young life, a long journey : living as a faithful maiden -- Old rituals and new questions : the faithful maiden debate
Summary This path-breaking book examines the broad cultural, social, and gender meanings of the 'faithful maiden' cult in late imperial China (1368-1911). These 'faithful maidens' chose either to live out their lives as widows upon the death of a fiancé or killed themselves to join their fiancé in death
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-333) and index
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Subject Single women -- China -- History
Single women -- China -- Social conditions
Young women -- China -- History
Young women -- China -- Social conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
HISTORY / Asia / China
Manners and customs
Single women
Single women -- Social conditions
Young women
Young women -- Social conditions
Junge Frau
Junge Frau Motiv
Verlöbnis Motiv
Treue Motiv
SUBJECT China -- Social life and customs.
Subject China
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007037545
ISBN 9780804786782