Under Confucian Eyes
Writings on Gender in Chinese History
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Under Confucian Eyes by Susan Mann
Book DescriptionThese translations of eighteen classical Chinese texts from the mid-ninth century (Tang dynasty) through the late nineteenth century (Qing dynasty) offer a comprehensive collection of primary sources focusing on gender issues in medieval and late imperial China. The book's title reflects the sometimes ironic relationship between Confucian viewpoints and women's visibility in Chinese historical documents. The texts, written by both men and women, show that Confucian values and scholarly practices produced a rich documentary record of women's lives. It includes a brief guide for use by students and teachers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520222762
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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The history of China in the nineteenth century usually features men as the dominant figures in a chronicle of warfare, rebellion, and dynastic decline. This book challenges that model and provides an account of the era, history as seen through the eyes of women. It reconstructs women's intimate relationships, personal aspirations, and values.
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Author Biography - Susan Mann
Susan Mann is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, and author of Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century (1997). Yu-Yin Cheng is Assistant Professor of History at Marymount Manhattan College and author of A Chronological Biography of Lo Ju-fang (1515-1588): Poet, Philosopher, Activist (1995).
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