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Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and Greece

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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521197625

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  • Ancient China and Greece are two classical civilizations that have exerted far-reaching influence in numerous areas of human experience and are often invoked as the paradigms in East–West comparison. This book examines gender relations in the two ancient societies as reflected in convivial contexts such as family banquets, public festivals, and religious feasts. Two distinct patterns of interpersonal affinity and conflict emerge from the Chinese and Greek sources that show men and women organizing themselves and interacting with each other in social occasions intended for collective pursuit of pleasure. Through an analysis of the two different patterns, Yiqun Zhou illuminates the different sociopolitical mechanisms, value systems, and fabrics of human bonds in the two classical traditions. Her book will be important for readers who are interested in the comparative study of societies, gender studies, women’s history, and the legacy of civilizations.

    • Adds an important new dimension to the comparison of ancient Greece and China by examining family and gender roles
    • Features a broad range of primary sources including lyric poetry, epic, comedy, bronze inscriptions, and ritual texts
    • Will appeal to anyone interested in the comparative study of societies, gender studies, women's history, and the legacy of civilisations
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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521197625
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Among Men:
    1. Greece: comrades, citizens, and boys
    2. China: ancestors, brothers, and sons
    Part II. Between Men and Women, among Women:
    3. Public festivals and domestic rites
    4. At the table and behind the scenes
    Part III. Female Experience and Male Imagination:
    5. What women sang of
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Yiqun Zhou, Stanford University, California
    Yiqun Zhou is Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University. She has contributed to Nan Nu: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China and Children and Childhood in World Religions.

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