The Qing Dynasty,2nd ed. Graham, Disputers of the Tao: Virtually any aspect of Chinese experience could be explained in terms of these paired concepts, ranging from such mundane sensory perceptions as dark and light, wet and dry, to abstractions such as real and unreal, being and nonbeing. Yinyang relationships involved the notion of mutual dependence and harmony based on hierarchical difference.
Her Stanford University publication Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan see Wolfcited under Marriage and Family challenged the idea that Chinese women were always subordinated in the Confucian patriarchal family.
She posited that, instead of their being on the margins, they were at the center of family relationships. Elderly mothers, in particular, were empowered by the Confucian family structure and thus had a vested interest in its perpetuation.
The s also saw the first attempts to go beyond the study of Chinese women to consider a gendered context and to investigate maleness, homosexuality, and male relations outside the boundaries of the patriarchal family. The majority of historical and literary studies on gender issues published at that time focused on the late imperial period, roughly from the 16th century to the early 19th century.
During these years publications there concentrated on the theme of women as victims of patriarchal forces. Since the beginning of this millennium feminist scholars in China have attempted to revise this narrative, but, at the same time, they have also emphasized the limitations of Western theoretical perspectives on the historical study of Chinese womanhood.
In Taiwan, scholars tend to appreciate both the earlier and the current scholarship of the Western academy and pursue avenues of research similar to those of their Western colleagues. General Overviews Hinsch provides a comprehensive study of Chinese women and gender issues from earliest times until the end of the 19th century.
Roppand Teng are excellent analyses of how the first scholarship in Western languages challenged traditional caricatures of Chinese women of the imperial period. Ebrey provides a useful summary of Western scholarship on the study of Chinese women from early times through the Song period — and also briefly for the Ming — and Qing — eras.
Mann is a superb evaluation of existing scholarship on women and gender issues for the period beginning in the late Ming to about Lee gives an excellent introduction to how scholars in Taiwan have approached women and gender issues.
Each volume is edited by a renowned specialist of a given dynastic period and contains a bibliography of Chinese references. Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization. Edited by Paul S. University of California Press, Analyzes the status of women and family life in the complex interplay of social, political, legal, economic, and cultural forces for the imperial period.
This is an excellent study suitable for nonspecialized readers. Women in Imperial China. Rowman and Littlefield, The bibliography of this volume also includes works in Chinese and Japanese.
A readable, learned, and lively narrative which is useful for both undergraduates and researchers in gender studies. Zhongyang yanjiuyuan and Lianjing chuban shiye gongsi, The articles are authored by leading Taiwan scholars plus one PRC historian.From AD to , Yellow River flooding killed over a million people, left many more homeless and destitute, and turned parts of the once fertile North China Plain into a silted-up.
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