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Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan


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List of Illustrations and Tables Preface Notes on Conventions Comparative Time Chart for China, Korea, and Japan Introduction PART I. SCRIPTS OF MALE DOMINANCE 1. The Patriarchal Family Paradigm in Eighth-Century Japan Hiroko Sekiguchi 2. The Last Classical Female Sovereign: KQken-ShQtoku TennQ Joan R. Piggott 3. Representation of Females in Twelfth-Century Korean Historiography Hai-soon Lee 4. The Presence and Absence of Female Musicians and Music in China Joseph S.C. Lam PART II. PROPAGATING CONFUCIAN VIRTUES 5. Women and the Transmission of Confucian Culture in Song China Jian Zang 6. Propagating Female Virtues in ChosPn Korea Martina Deuchler 7. State Indoctrination of Filial Piety in Tokugawa Japan: Sons and Daughters in the Official Records of Filial Piety Noriko Sugano PART III. FEMALE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE 8. Norms and Texts for Women's Education in Tokugawa Japan Martha C. Tocco 9. Competing Claims on Womanly Virtue in Late Imperial China Fangqin Du and Susan Mann Part IV. Corporeal and Textual Expressions of Female Subjectivity 10. Discipline and Transformation: Body and Practice in the Lives of Daoist Holy Women of Tang China Suzanne E. Cahill 11. Versions and Subversions: Patriarchy and Polygamy in Korean Narratives JaHyun Kim Haboush Glossary Recommendations for Further Reading List of Contributors Index

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Dorothy Ko is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet (California, 2001). JaHyun Kim Haboush is King Sejong Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University and the editor and translator of The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea (California, 1996). Joan R. Piggott is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and the author of The Emergence of Japanese Kingship (1997).

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