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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao

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"This survey of the role of women in early Chinese dynastic history succeeds in elucidating patterns over many periods. University of Kansas professor McMahon relies on a variety of sources, including official histories offering a 'correct' view of events and unofficial histories, which provide more salacious details. From these, McMahon pieces together brief vignettes, each usually a few paragraphs, about empresses and consorts through the ages. The author acknowledges difficulties with veracity, but aims to document the qualities ascribed to both praise-worthy and poorly-behaved imperial women rather than determine precise historical accuracy. An upright wife is, above all, lacking in jealousy while wives that are vilified are described as 'wanton.' Highlights of the book include the story of Wu Zeitan, who described herself as emperor. The book includes scenes of torture, mild pornography, and acts of self-sacrifice. Examples presented over the time span covered here — 1250 B.C.E. to 1125 C.E. — may overwhelm general readers, but the book will likely appeal to Chinese history scholars. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781442222892
Author:
Mcmahon, Keith
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
McMahon, Keith
Subject:
World History - China
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » Asia » China » Imperial to 1911
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies
History and Social Science » World History » China
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This survey of the role of women in early Chinese dynastic history succeeds in elucidating patterns over many periods. University of Kansas professor McMahon relies on a variety of sources, including official histories offering a 'correct' view of events and unofficial histories, which provide more salacious details. From these, McMahon pieces together brief vignettes, each usually a few paragraphs, about empresses and consorts through the ages. The author acknowledges difficulties with veracity, but aims to document the qualities ascribed to both praise-worthy and poorly-behaved imperial women rather than determine precise historical accuracy. An upright wife is, above all, lacking in jealousy while wives that are vilified are described as 'wanton.' Highlights of the book include the story of Wu Zeitan, who described herself as emperor. The book includes scenes of torture, mild pornography, and acts of self-sacrifice. Examples presented over the time span covered here — 1250 B.C.E. to 1125 C.E. — may overwhelm general readers, but the book will likely appeal to Chinese history scholars. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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