Intimate Memory

Intimate Memory Gender and Mourning in Late Imperial China - SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture

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Publisher's Synopsis

In the first study of its kind about the role played by intimate memory in the mourning literature of late imperial China, Martin W. Huang focuses on the question of how men mourned and wrote about women to whom they were closely related. Drawing upon memoirs, epitaphs, biographies, litanies, and elegiac poems, Huang explores issues such as how intimacy shaped the ways in which bereaved male authors conceived of womanhood and how such conceptualizations were inevitably also acts of self-reflection about themselves as men. Their memorial writings reveal complicated self-images as husbands, brothers, sons, and educated Confucian males, while their representations of women are much more complex and diverse than the representations we find in more public genres such as Confucian female exemplar biographies.

Book information

ISBN: 9781438469003
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Imprint: SUNY Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155.9370951
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 227g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 25mm