By Matthew H. Sommer
Even notwithstanding Qing legislation prohibited either practices lower than the rubric "illicit sexual relations," Sommer indicates how magistrates charged with propagating and implementing a fundamentalist Confucian imaginative and prescient of woman chastity attempted to deal with their social fact within the face of daunting poverty. This contradiction illuminates either the pragmatism of regimen adjudication and the more and more dysfunctional nature of the dynastic country within the face of mounting social quandary. by way of casting a focus at the rural terrible and the studies of either women and men, Sommer offers an alternative choice to the traditional paradigms of women’s historical past that experience lengthy ruled scholarship on gender and sexuality in overdue imperial China.
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