Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Women in Ancient China by Bret Hinsch (review)

Women in Ancient China by Bret Hinsch (review) BOOK REVIEWS 413 Women in Ancient China. Bret Hinsch. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 226 pp., 20 figures, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback US $79, ISBN 978-1-5381- 1540-4. Reviewed by Sheri A. LULLO, Visual Arts, Union College Bret Hinsch has made a number of contribu- “Introduction,” chapter 1, “The Myth of tions to the history of gender and sexuality in Matriarchy,” addresses the “vexing methodo- China, primarily for the ancient and pre- logical problem” with early and in some cases modern eras. His latest book, Women in current scholarship that views early society in Ancient China, “details the process of growing China as matriarchal (p. xiv). Such theories sexual inequality as it unfolded” across the developed in the mid-nineteenth century Neolithic, Shang, and Western and Eastern under the influence of Marxism; to a certain Zhou periods (seventh millennium to third extent, they remain part of state orthodoxy century B.C.) (p. x). This work greatly expands (though they are quietly disregarded by most upon Hinsch’s summary of these periods in a scholars today) (p. 5). As Hinsch demonstrates, chapter in his other recent book, Women in evidence of matriarchy and matrilinealism Imperial China (Hinsch 2016:1–32). It also in Neolithic China http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Women in Ancient China by Bret Hinsch (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 58 (2) – Oct 22, 2019

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/women-in-ancient-china-by-bret-hinsch-review-l8BOiWqYVN
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1535-8283

Abstract

BOOK REVIEWS 413 Women in Ancient China. Bret Hinsch. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 226 pp., 20 figures, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback US $79, ISBN 978-1-5381- 1540-4. Reviewed by Sheri A. LULLO, Visual Arts, Union College Bret Hinsch has made a number of contribu- “Introduction,” chapter 1, “The Myth of tions to the history of gender and sexuality in Matriarchy,” addresses the “vexing methodo- China, primarily for the ancient and pre- logical problem” with early and in some cases modern eras. His latest book, Women in current scholarship that views early society in Ancient China, “details the process of growing China as matriarchal (p. xiv). Such theories sexual inequality as it unfolded” across the developed in the mid-nineteenth century Neolithic, Shang, and Western and Eastern under the influence of Marxism; to a certain Zhou periods (seventh millennium to third extent, they remain part of state orthodoxy century B.C.) (p. x). This work greatly expands (though they are quietly disregarded by most upon Hinsch’s summary of these periods in a scholars today) (p. 5). As Hinsch demonstrates, chapter in his other recent book, Women in evidence of matriarchy and matrilinealism Imperial China (Hinsch 2016:1–32). It also in Neolithic China

Journal

Asian PerspectivesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 22, 2019

There are no references for this article.