This dissertation explores how individual women in Qing (1644--1911) and Republican (1912--1949) Quanzhou, a port city in the Fujian province, preserved the male-centered family system yet empowered themselves within it by negotiating with Confucian family ethics. Focusing on gender and family, this study explores how Quanzhou women utilized legal powers, concepts of morality, family status, and community connections as cultural and social capital in pursuit of their own interests.nor Neighborhoods; local people referred to their address as a certain number of Sector (du).12 aPrecincts and Neighborhoodsa ... Wang bases his arguments mainly on two Quanzhou gazetteers. ... In fact, after comparing his essay and the original text of HZS, I found that Wang replaces many administrative units with pu inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Family Matters: Women's Negotiation with Confucian Family Ethics in Qing and Republican China|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|