By Martin W Huang
Why did conventional chinese language literati so usually establish themselves withwomen of their writing? What can this let us know approximately how they viewedthemselves as males and the way they understood masculinity? How didtheir attitudes in flip form the martial heroes and different masculinemodels they built? Martin Huang makes an attempt to reply to thesequestions during this important paintings on manhood in overdue imperial China. Hefocuses at the ambivalent and sometimes paradoxical position performed through womenand the female within the problematic negotiating technique of male genderidentity in past due imperial cultural discourses.
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