Concepts of Pregnancy, Childbirth Ad Infacnyc in Ch'Ing Dynasty
Furth, Charlotte. “Concepts of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infancy in Ch’ing Dynasty
China.” The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Feb., 1987): 7-35. JSTOR
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Pregnancy, childbirth, and infancy, as revealed by popular medical texts of the Ch’ing dynasty (1644-1911), were socially organized to support the forms of gender subordination required by Confucian familism and to reinforce its moral values. The Confucian moralist’s tendency to...
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