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The Resource Women of the conquest dynasties : gender and identity in Liao and Jin China, Linda Cooke Johnson

Women of the conquest dynasties : gender and identity in Liao and Jin China, Linda Cooke Johnson

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Women of the conquest dynasties : gender and identity in Liao and Jin China
Title
Women of the conquest dynasties
Title remainder
gender and identity in Liao and Jin China
Statement of responsibility
Linda Cooke Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • China's Historical Women warriors hailed from the northeast (Machuria) during the Liao (907-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties. Celebrated in the Liao History, their independence and martial spirit were "unprecedented." They rode horseback astride, were good at hunting and shooting, and were took part in military battles. Several empresses-and one famous bandit chief-led armies against the enemy Song state. Women of the Conquest Dynasties represented a groundbreaking effort to survey the customs and lives of these women from the Kitan and Jurchen tribes, who maintained their native traditions of horsemanship, militancy, and sexual independence while excelling in writing poetry and prose and earning praise for their Buddhist piety and Confucian ethics. Although mush work has been devoted in the last few years to Chinese women of various periods, this is the first volume to incorporate recent archaeological discoveries and information drawn from Liao and Jin paintings as well as literary sources and standard historical accounts
  • Conquest women combined agency and assertiveness drawn from steppe traditions with selected aspects of Chinese culture such as ethics and literacy. Empress Chengtian led Liao armies to victory against the Song, successfully ran the state for thirty years during her son's reign, and enjoyed a lengthy and public liaison with her prime minister. Empress Yingtian, the wife of the Liao founder and his assistant in military affairs, famously refused to comply with, the steppe custom of following one's husband in death; in stead she cut off her right hand and placed it in the late emperor's coffin as a promise to join him later. These confident and talented women were rarely submissive in matters of sexuality and spouse selection, but they were subject to the restrictions of marriage and the levirate if widowed
  • The women of the northeast stand in vivid contrast to their counterparts in the south, where female identity was molded by a millennia of Confucian ethics and women were increasingly sequestered in the home and constrained by concepts of virtue. Women of the Conquest Dynasties provides new insights into the history of steppe patterns of feminine behavior and reveals new areas of comparative study. --Book Jacket
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digitized
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Johnson, Linda Cooke
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Women
  • Manchuria (China)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Women
  • China
  • Kriegerin
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Identität
  • Frau
  • Liaodynastie
  • Jindynastie
  • Alltag
  • Sexualität
  • Eheschließung
  • Archäologie
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Women of the conquest dynasties : gender and identity in Liao and Jin China, Linda Cooke Johnson
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Womanly ideals in the Liao and Jin periods -- Liao women's daily lives -- Jin women's daily lives -- Sexuality and marriage -- Widowhood and chastity -- Warrior women -- Private affairs
Control code
ocn794925381
Extent
1 online resource (a xxxiii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824834043
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40019677867
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt62nr0g
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)794925381
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Women of the conquest dynasties : gender and identity in Liao and Jin China, Linda Cooke Johnson
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Womanly ideals in the Liao and Jin periods -- Liao women's daily lives -- Jin women's daily lives -- Sexuality and marriage -- Widowhood and chastity -- Warrior women -- Private affairs
Control code
ocn794925381
Extent
1 online resource (a xxxiii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824834043
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40019677867
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nr0g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925381
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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