Drowning girls in China : female infanticide since 1650 / D.E. Mungello
- Mungello, D. E. (David Emil), 1943-
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 
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- Physical Description:
- xvi, 169 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- List of illustrations -- Maps -- China in the late Qing Dynasty -- Southern Jiangsu province -- Map of Shanghai in 1867 -- Preface -- Female infanticide -- Infanticide in world history -- Infanticide in China -- A subject or a sensibility? -- Female infanticide in nineteenth-century China -- Causes and forms of infanticide -- Buddhism and Daoism in popular morality literature -- Confucianism in popular morality literature -- Popular broadsheets and newspapers -- Official and literati efforts to combat infanticide -- Early official efforts to combat infanticide -- Early Qing literati efforts to assist abandoned children -- Literati foundling hospices -- Confucian arguments against female infanticide -- Nineteenth-century infant protection societies -- Infanticide deniers -- Denial in history -- Protestant missionary infanticide deniers -- Knowledgeable Protestant missionary observers -- The European cult of Chinese children -- Infanticide deniers in Europe -- The holy childhood and the cult of the child -- Creating a foreign island in China -- The Jesuit response to infanticide deniers -- Christian mission efforts to aid foundlings -- Seventeenth-century efforts to save exposed children -- Eighteenth-century Christian foundling hospices -- Catechists and Christian virgins -- Nineteenth-century Catholic efforts -- Female infanticide in modern China -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- About the author.
- 9780742555303 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742555305 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742555310 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0742555313 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index.
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