opi u m an d s ex u al it y in lat e q in g fi ct io n 129 © Brill, Leiden, 2000 NAN NÜ 2.1 OPIUM AND SEXUALITY IN LATE QING FICTION BY KEITH MCMAHON (University of Kansas) Abstract This article examines opium smoking in two gendered contexts of the late Qing, as an activity among socializing
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formation of Liulichang, a geographically and culturally integrated marketplace, through the lens of the changing urban landscape and reconfiguration of social and cultural space in late Qing Beijing. The investigation of the distinctive architecture and anticommercial marketing strategies of the book and
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Directly linking historical writings to the formation of the nation, the justification of elite authority, and the cultivation of active citizenry, this book shows that historiography is essential to understanding the uniqueness of Chinese modernity.
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the bourgeois housewife as laborer 43 © Brill, Leiden, 2003 NAN NÜ 5.1 Also available online – www.brill.nl THE BOURGEOIS HOUSEWIFE AS LABORER IN LATE QING AND EARLY REPUBLICAN SHANGHAI BY CONSTANCE ORLISKI * (California State University, Bakersfield) Abstract During the late Qing and early
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150 Reviews / Nan Nü 11 (2009) 124-152 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/138768009X12454916572165 Chloë Starr. Red-light Novels of the Late Qing . Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2007. xxvi + 291pp. €104/US$154. ISBN: 978-90-04-15629-6 Red-light Novels of the Late Qing is a study of
A group of illustrious women were introduced into China from the West in late Qing with Western learning spreading to the East, which presented an extraordinarily huge challenge to the traditional Chinese female ideal. The search for new exemplary women was actually in correspondence with the rising tide of women’s social education during that historical period. By interweaving the development of new education with the establishment of new exemplary women, the essay will explore the great diversity of women exemplars of late Qing in China emerging from an optional introduction of notable women from the West and the reevaluation of traditional women role models in China. The study will be carried out through the close-readings of seven biographies of famous Chinese and Western women published at that time and several biographical sketches carried in the columns of biography in Beijing nübao 北京 女报 (Beijing Women’s Newspaper) and Nüzi shijie 女子世界 (Women’s World) issued respectively in Beijing and Shanghai.
During Sichuan’s promotion of education in the late Qing Dynasty, trees in the domain of Buddhist or Daoist temples, which were part of temples’ property, had been felled across the province. The profits gained were used to repair or build schools as well as to fund their management. In different regions, the characteristics and intentions of the felling activities differed. Meanwhile, such fever gave rise to corrupt practices of deceitfully seeking profits which in turn caused numerous disputes and lawsuits, reflecting the confrontation provoked between the state and the people as well as different communities over tradition, ritual, and belief. The investigations of felling temple trees could enrich the understanding of provincial promotion for education in the late Qing period, and that of the social and cultural changes taking place in rural communities in modern times.