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Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and by Yiqun Zhou

By Yiqun Zhou

historical China and Greece are classical civilizations that experience exerted far-reaching impact in several parts of human adventure and are usually invoked because the paradigms in East-West comparability. This ebook examines gender kinfolk within the old societies as mirrored in convivial contexts corresponding to relatives banquets, public fairs, and spiritual feasts. particular styles of interpersonal affinity and clash emerge from the chinese language and Greek resources that convey women and men organizing themselves and interacting with one another in social events meant for collective pursuit of delight. via an research of the 2 assorted styles, Yiqun Zhou illuminates the various sociopolitical mechanisms, worth structures, and materials of human bonds within the classical traditions. Her publication might be vital for readers who're attracted to the comparative research of societies, gender experiences, women's historical past, and the legacy of civilizations.

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