Gender History in China (Hardcover)

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By Linda Grove, Masako Kohama (Editor)
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How have femininity and masculinity been defined and understood in China from prehistoric times to the present day? Gender History in China presents for the first time in English the work of leading Japanese scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, literature, sociology, and law who examine the gender dynamics that have shaped and changed Chinese society over several thousand years. The eighteen chapters and six columns look at the ways gender norms and customary legal practices shaped the family, kinship, and the social order, and how those norms were reflected in work patterns, inheritance, daily life, and literary works. Gender History in China enriches our understanding of Chinese history and of contemporary Chinese society.

About the Author

Linda Grove is Professor Emerita, Sophia University. Masako Kohama is Professor, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University.

Praise For…

Endorsement received for the Japanese edition of this title: "Gender History in China is a long-awaited Japanese-language research guide on the history of women, gender, and sexuality in China. Written by twenty-four scholars, the book covers the history from the Paleolithic era to the present over a diverse range of topics. True to the word 'introduction' in the title, the chapters are written in relatively plain language, making the volume accessible to students and scholars in Japan and overseas. The content is substantial, with ample references to books and articles published in Japanese, Chinese, and English." —Shinno Reiko, Nan Nü 20 (2018) 307-312, Brill

“Gender History in China" was featured in the Book Review of NAN NU, the academic journal published by Brill. Gender History in China provides the international scholarly community with a convenient introduction to the most influential Japanese research on Chinese gender and family history…. The contents are so rich and comprehensive. Reviewed by Bret Hinsch, Professor of History at Fo Guang University, Yilan, Taiwan. (Ph.D., History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 1993. B.A., Asian Studies, Yale University, 1985.) NAN NU 23 (2021) pp.337-346
Product Details
ISBN: 9781925608090
ISBN-10: 1925608093
Publisher: Trans Pacific Press
Publication Date: May 20th, 2021
Pages: 524
Language: English