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The Resource Celestial women : imperial wives and concubines in China from Song to Qing, Keith McMahon

Celestial women : imperial wives and concubines in China from Song to Qing, Keith McMahon

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Celestial women : imperial wives and concubines in China from Song to Qing
Title
Celestial women
Title remainder
imperial wives and concubines in China from Song to Qing
Statement of responsibility
Keith McMahon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume completes Keith McMahon's acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of the emperor's plural wives as mere victims or playthings, the book considers empresses and concubines as full-fledged participants in palace life, whether as mothers, wives, or go-betweens in the emperor's relations with others in the palace. Although restrictions on women's participation in politics increased dramatically after Empress Wu in the Tang, the author follows the strong and active women, of both high and low rank, who continued to appear. They counseled emperors, ghostwrote for them, oversaw succession when they died, and dominated them when they were weak. They influenced the emperor's relationships with other women and enhanced their aura and that of the royal house with their acts of artistic and religious patronage. Dynastic history ended in China when the prohibition that women should not rule was defied for the final time by Dowager Cixi, the last great monarch before China's transformation into a republic"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951.009/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS750.78
LC item number
.M35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Celestial women : imperial wives and concubines in China from Song to Qing, Keith McMahon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: After Wu Zetian -- Part I: The Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties, 960-1368 -- The Song dynasty, 960-1279 -- The Jin and Yuan dynasties, 1115-1368 -- Part II: The Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- From founder to 1505 -- Three rulers from 1506-1572 -- The last Ming emperors, 1573-1644 -- Conclusion: Giving reign to imperial will -- Part III: The Qing dynasty, 1644-1911 -- The founding of the Qing, 1636-1722 -- From Yongzheng to Xianfeng, 1722-1861 -- Empress Dowager Cixi, 1835-1908 -- Conclusion: The lack of good sons -- Conclusion to part III: Defining the woman ruler -- Appendix: Table of imperial wives
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781442255012
Lccn
2015048441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928606357
Label
Celestial women : imperial wives and concubines in China from Song to Qing, Keith McMahon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: After Wu Zetian -- Part I: The Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties, 960-1368 -- The Song dynasty, 960-1279 -- The Jin and Yuan dynasties, 1115-1368 -- Part II: The Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- From founder to 1505 -- Three rulers from 1506-1572 -- The last Ming emperors, 1573-1644 -- Conclusion: Giving reign to imperial will -- Part III: The Qing dynasty, 1644-1911 -- The founding of the Qing, 1636-1722 -- From Yongzheng to Xianfeng, 1722-1861 -- Empress Dowager Cixi, 1835-1908 -- Conclusion: The lack of good sons -- Conclusion to part III: Defining the woman ruler -- Appendix: Table of imperial wives
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781442255012
Lccn
2015048441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928606357

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