Chapter

Images of Mother:

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0003
Images of Mother:

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This chapter examines biographies and private family letters during the Ming and Qing dynasties, focusing primarily on the writings by a few prominent local scholars about their mothers. It attempts to probe the records for feelings expressed by men for their mothers, an effort in the hope that they might subvert stereotypes.

Keywords: biographies; Ming dynasty; Qing dynasty; scholars; mothers

Chapter.  6158 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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