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List of Illustrations and Tables Contributors Preface Acknowledgements The Quest for Gentility in China: An Introduction Part I: Event 1. Gentility in Transition: Travels, Novels, and the New Guixiu Ellen Widmer 2. Washing the Wutong Tree: Garden Culture as an Expression of Women?s Gentility in the Late Ming Alison Hardie 3. Gentility in a Shanghai Literary Salon of the 1930s Michel Hockx 4. Negotiating Gentility: The Banana Garden Poetry Club in Seventeenth-Century China Daria Berg Part II: Reflection 5. Female Gentility in Transition and Transmission: Mother-Daughter Ties in Ming/Qing China Ping-chen Hsiung 6. Virtuous Surrogates: Moral Action and Substitution in the Case of Yang Jisheng Kenneth Hammond 7. Sartorial Modesty and Genteel Ideals in the Late Ming Sarah Dauncey 8. The Aspirant Genteel: The Courtesan and her Image Problem Chlo¿ Starr Part III: Transmission 9. Textbooks on an Aesthetic Life in late Ming China Oki Yasushi 10. Searching for Gentility: The Nineteenth-Century Fashion for the Late Ming Anne Gerritsen 11. In spite of Gentility: Women and Men in Linglong, a 1930s Women?s Magazine Barbara Mittler 12. The Chinese Gentlewoman in the Public Gaze: Ling Shuhua in Twentieth-Century China and Britain Jeesoon Hong Glossary List of Works Cited Sources Cited by Abbreviation Other Sources Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
China -- Social life and customs -- 960-1644.
China -- Social life and customs -- 1644-1912.
China -- Social life and customs -- 1912-1949.
Gentry -- China -- Conduct of life -- History.