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Drowning girls in China : female infanticide since 1650 / D.E. Mungello.

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Summary:

"This book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China. Drawing on little-known Chinese documents and illustrations, noted historian D.E. Mungello describes the causes of female infanticide and its persistence for two thousand years."--Jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 304.6 MUNG 2008 (Text) 33892002480482 Main Collection Book None 02/17/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780742555303 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0742555305 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780742555310 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0742555313 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 169 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-139) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
List of illustrations -- Maps -- China in the late Qing Dynasty -- Southern Jiangsu province -- Map of Shanghai in 1867 -- Preface -- Female infanticide -- Infanticide in world history -- Infanticide in China -- A subject or a sensibility? -- Female infanticide in nineteenth-century China -- Causes and forms of infanticide -- Buddhism and Daoism in popular morality literature -- Confucianism in popular morality literature -- Popular broadsheets and newspapers -- Official and literati efforts to combat infanticide -- Early official efforts to combat infanticide -- Early Qing literati efforts to assist abandoned children -- Literati foundling hospices -- Confucian arguments against female infanticide -- Nineteenth-century infant protection societies -- Infanticide deniers -- Denial in history -- Protestant missionary infanticide deniers -- Knowledgeable Protestant missionary observers -- The European cult of Chinese children -- Infanticide deniers in Europe -- The holy childhood and the cult of the child -- Creating a foreign island in China -- The Jesuit response to infanticide deniers -- Christian mission efforts to aid foundlings -- Seventeenth-century efforts to save exposed children -- Eighteenth-century Christian foundling hospices -- Catechists and Christian virgins -- Nineteenth-century Catholic efforts -- Female infanticide in modern China -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
"This book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China. Drawing on little-known Chinese documents and illustrations, noted historian D.E. Mungello describes the causes of female infanticide and its persistence for two thousand years."--Jacket.
Subject: Infanticide > China > History.

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