Qing Dynasty

Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream

Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream

Men & Women in Qing China is an analysis of Chinese prescriptions of gender as represented in Cao Xueqin’s famous eighteenth-century Chinese novel of manners, The Red Chamber Dream, or The Story of the Stone. Drawing on feminist literary critical methods, it examines Qing notions of masculinity and femininity, including themes such as bisexuality, motherhood, virginity and purity, and gender and power.

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Understanding Peasant China

Daniel Little compares the positions of various social scientists regarding debates in China Studies.

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Last Taoist Immortality-Historical photos of China

40+ incredible galleries of Historical photos of China (1850-1989)

Over the years we collected 40+ galleries of rare and amazing historical images of China.

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The great Chinese reform of prostitution in 20th century: 33 amazing pictures

In 1949, just after the civil war, Mao embarked upon a series of campaigns that eradicated prostitution from mainland China. Mao claimed:”we need to clean the house!”

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Images of Imperial China

Once upon a time in China: Photos taken by tourist during the Qing dynasty

Images of Imperial China: In 1850, China’s Qing Dynasty Xianfeng Emperor (Xianfeng: “Universal Prosperity”, 1831-1861) was having hard times.

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