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Author Mungello, David E., 1943-
Title Drowning girls in China : female infanticide since 1650 / D.E. Mungello
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Modern History Library  304.6680951 M966    AVAILABLE    30550100444742
 Ethnology Library  HV6541.C45 M86 2008    AVAILABLE    30520020689312
Descript xvi, 169 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-139) and index
List of illustrations -- Maps -- China in the late Qing Dynasty -- Southern Jiangsu province -- Map of Shanghai in 1867 -- Preface -- Female infanticide -- Infanticide in world history -- Infanticide in China -- A subject or a sensibility? -- Female infanticide in nineteenth-century China -- Causes and forms of infanticide -- Buddhism and Daoism in popular morality literature -- Confucianism in popular morality literature -- Popular broadsheets and newspapers -- Official and literati efforts to combat infanticide -- Early official efforts to combat infanticide -- Early Qing literati efforts to assist abandoned children -- Literati foundling hospices -- Confucian arguments against female infanticide -- Nineteenth-century infant protection societies -- Infanticide deniers -- Denial in history -- Protestant missionary infanticide deniers -- Knowledgeable Protestant missionary observers -- The European cult of Chinese children -- Infanticide deniers in Europe -- The holy childhood and the cult of the child -- Creating a foreign island in China -- The Jesuit response to infanticide deniers -- Christian mission efforts to aid foundlings -- Seventeenth-century efforts to save exposed children -- Eighteenth-century Christian foundling hospices -- Catechists and Christian virgins -- Nineteenth-century Catholic efforts -- Female infanticide in modern China -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Subject Infanticide -- China -- History
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