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Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Norman A. Kutcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese eunuchs have long been an object of fascination, but shockingly little is known about them. Castrated so as to maintain the integrity of the imperial line by ensuring that any child born in ... More

Dear ChinaEmigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Qiaopi is the name given to the “silver letters” Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances, which were entered into UNESCO’s Memory of the ... More

Sanitized SexRegulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Robert Kramm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295971
eISBN:
9780520968691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295971.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sanitized Sex analyzes the development of new forms of regulation concerning prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy during the occupation of Japan after the Second World War, focusing on the ... More

Finding Women in the StateA Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Wang Zheng

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292284
eISBN:
9780520965867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292284.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This first book engendering the PRC high politics narrates a hidden history of socialist state formation in which feminists in the CCP operated in a politics of concealment in order to enact their ... More

The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

Marcia Yonemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292000
eISBN:
9780520965584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292000.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Contrary to popular perceptions of premodern Japanese women as oppressed and subjugated by patriarchal norms, this book contends that when we read texts by and about women written between the ... More

It's MadnessThe Politics of Mental Health in Colonial Korea

It's Madness: The Politics of Mental Health in Colonial Korea

Theodore Jun Yoo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289307
eISBN:
9780520964044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289307.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the critical years under Japanese colonialism (1910–1945) when mental health first became defined as a medical and social problem. Mental illness remains one of the most elusive ... More

Farewell to the God of PlagueChairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Miriam Gross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Few public-health paradigms are as important or enduring as the Maoist primary-health-care medical model. It not only inspired the World Health Organization’s policies toward primary health care but ... More

Rationalizing Korea"The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"

Rationalizing Korea: "The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"

Kyung Moon Hwang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288317
eISBN:
9780520963276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288317.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first book to explore the institutional, ideological, and conceptual development of the modern state on the peninsula, Rationalizing Korea analyzes the state’s relationship to five social ... More

Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty ChinaSurvival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Matthew H. Sommer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book uses over 1,200 legal cases from Qing dynasty archives to analyze polyandry, wife-selling, and other practices that mobilized a woman’s sexual and reproductive labor to help support her ... More

Age of IrreverenceA New History of Laughter in China

Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Christopher Rea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Age of Irreverence tells why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic but also uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into ... More

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