Record:   Prev Next
作者 Xu, Man, 1979- author
書名 Crossing the gate : everyday lives of women in Song Fujian (960-1279) / Man Xu
出版項 Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9781438463216
1438463219
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HQ1147.C6 X8 2016    在架上    30530001263045
說明 xiv, 357 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Gates in and out of the Jia -- The House gate (men 門) and lane gate (Lü 閭) -- The Middle gate (zhong men 中門) -- Gate titles for mothers -- 2. Women on journeys -- Vehicles -- Traces -- Conclusion -- 3. Women in local communities -- Inner affairs (Nei Shi 內事) and outer affairs (Wai Shi 外事) -- Women and household economy -- Women and local welfare -- Women and public projects -- 4. Women and local governments -- Women's participation in local administration -- Women and governmental structures -- Women and lawsuits -- Women under the administration of local governments -- Gender consideration in local governments' public projects Conclusion -- 5. Women and religion -- Laywomen in Confucian eyes -- Personal practices -- Religious communication with relatives and outsiders -- Religious excursions -- Buddhist funeral -- 6. Women and burial -- Tomb structure: from single chamber to multichamber -- Joint burial: partition wall and passageway -- From inner/outer to left/right -- The problem of one man, many wives -- Funerary accessories from seven multichamber tombs -- Three Late Southern Song tombs -- Mural tombs -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
"Challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China. In Crossing the Gate, Man Xu examines the lives of women in the Chinese province of Fujian during the Song dynasty. Tracking women's life experience across class lines, outside as well as inside the domestic realm, Xu challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China. She contextualizes women in a much broader physical space and social network, investigating the gaps between ideals and reality and examining women's own agency in gender construction. She argues that women's autonomy and mobility, conventionally attributed to Ming-Qing women of late imperial China, can be traced to the Song era. This thorough study of Song women's life experience connects women to the great political, economic, and social transitions of the time, and sheds light on the so-called 'Song-Yuan-Ming transition' from the perspective of gender studies. By putting women at the center of analysis and by focusing on the local and the quotidian, Crossing the Gate offers a new and nuanced picture of the Song Confucian revival"--Publisher's website
鏈接 Online version: Xu, Man, 1979- Crossing the Gate. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016] 9781438463223 (DLC) 2016023269
主題 Women -- China -- History -- To 1500
Women -- China -- Fujian Sheng -- History -- To 1500
Sex role -- China -- Fujian Sheng -- History -- To 1500
Social classes -- China -- Fujian Sheng -- History -- To 1500
Social change -- China -- Fujian Sheng -- History -- To 1500
Fujian Sheng (China) -- Social life and customs
Fujian Sheng (China) -- Social conditions
China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279
Record:   Prev Next