Women and the family in Chinese history by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

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  • Women -- China -- History,
  • Women -- China -- Social conditions,
  • Women -- China -- Social life and customs,
  • Family -- China -- History,
  • Kinship -- China -- History,
  • China -- Social life and customs

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementPatricia Buckley Ebrey.
LC ClassificationsHQ1767 .E27 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3563165M
ISBN 100415288223, 0415288231
LC Control Number2002031601

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Synopsis. Professor Ebrey explores features of the Chinese family, gender, and kinship systems as practices and ideas intimately connected to history and therefore subject to change over time. Topics range from dowries, the sale of women into concubinary, the excesses of the imperial harem, and footbinding.

Her work provides an overview of the early modern period, with a specific focus on the Song period (), a time of marked social and cultural change, and considered to be the beginning of the.

Her work provides an overview of the early modern period, with a specific focus on the Song period (), a time of marked social and cultural change, and considered to be the beginning of the. Under the philosophy of Confucius, a patriarchal family structure reigned.

Confucius' hierarchical concepts placed assumptions on women regarding their Women and the family in Chinese history book places and expected behavior.

Popular advice manuals gave guidelines to women to put themselves last and yield to others. In the Song dynasty (– BCE). ¢ Source: “The Book of Filial Women and the family in Chinese history book for Women Attributed to a Woman Née Zheng (ca.

),” translated by Patricia Buckley Ebrey, in Under Confucian Eyes Writings on Gender in Chinese History, ed. Yu-Yin Cheng and Susan Mann (Berkeley: University of California Press, ), 57 Author: Kitty Lam.

The Family (家, pinyin: Jiā, Wade-Giles: Chia) is a semi- autobiographical novel by Chinese author Ba Jin, the pen-name of Li Feigan (). His most famous novel, it chronicles inter-generational conflict between old ways and progressive aspirations in an upper-class family in the city of Chengdu.

Another very influential book was written by Ban Zhao, a well-educated woman from a prominent family. Her Admonitions for Women urged girls to master the seven virtues appropriate to women: humility, resignation, subservience, self-abasement, obedience, cleanliness, and.

Patricia Ebrey places these sociological analyses of women within the family in an historical context, analysing the development of the wider kinship system. Her work provides an overview of the early modern period, with a specific focus on the Song period (), a time of marked social and cultural change, and considered to be the beginning of the modern period in.

This course explores the history of women and the family in China through the early twentieth century. We will discuss the traditional Chinese kinship and family structure, familial relations, ideas of female virtue, and women’s roles and experiences that were conditioned by and shaped historical changes.

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Women in China face serious pressures to be married, by family and friends. There is a derogatory term for women who are not married by the time they are in their late twenties, sheng nu.

With these pressures to be married, some women who have few prospects willingly enter into a second al mortality (per ,): 37 (). found an extraordinary voice in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior () and China Men (), which blended old Chinese lore with fascinating family history.

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Books shelved as chinese-biography: Sold for Silver: An Autobiography of a Girl Sold into Slavery in Southeast Asia by Janet Lim, The Private Life of Cha. Bibliography on Women in Chinese History [This began with a very comprehensive bibliography distributed by Patricia Ebrey, to which I have added sporadically, concentrating on women in Chinese religions.] Ahern, Emily M.

Women did possess some power; within the family content, for example, they would often assume a role of leadership. However, this power did not generally extend beyond the home and familial affairs. In the period between the end of the Qing dynasty in and the founding of the People’s Republic of China inthe role of women in.

The History of Family in China The family has long been a key component within Chinese society, and many aspects of Chinese life can be tied to honoring one’s parents or ancestors.

In fact, the majority of the “five relationships” espoused by Confucius were directly centered on the family. Women and the family in Chinese history. Critical Asian Scholarship.

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What Chinese Genealogy Records Exist. Before people had tools to write their family lines in books, family histories were recorded on shells, bones, and even in bronze. A zupu (simplified Chinese: 族谱; traditional Chinese: 族譜; pinyin: zúpǔ) is a genealogy book of a Chinese clan, for male sharing a common surname.

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The men are thought to be the superior of the two genders. The men are thought of as the breadwinners of the family and the women are thought of as the caretakers. This belief has fed into the idea that men play a more.

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At a young age women were taught to be obedient, to follow the lead of men. Women were first subservient to their father, then were married at a young age and in many cases moved in with her in-laws.

Their main role was to produce a male in order to carry out the families blood. Ban Zhao, renowned Chinese scholar and historian of the Dong (Eastern) Han dynasty. The daughter of a prominent family, Ban Zhao married at but her husband died while she was still young.

She never remarried, devoting herself instead to literature and the education of her son. Her father. The institution of family is the pinnacle of society.

This is a fact that has long been realized by the Chinese who hold the family bonds as sacred and honor them accordingly. The traditional Chinese family has a hierarchical order with the man as the head of the family tagged with the responsibility for earning the bread of his family.

This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (). By analyzing over legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation, worsening sex.

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was taken by the imperial family.During the Song dynasty, the scholar Zhu Xi () was very influential in the Confucian revival of the time. In addition to the Five Classics that had been the basis for Confucian study since the Han dynasty ( BCE CE), Zhu Xi emphasized the Four Books as a basis for Confucian learning and the civil service examinations.

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