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By Hsieh Bao Hua

In the lengthy process overdue imperial chinese language heritage, servants and concubines shaped an unlimited social stratum within the hinterland alongside the Grand Canal, relatively in city parts. Concubinage and Servitude in overdue Imperial China is a survey of the associations and perform of concubinage and servitude in either the overall population and the imperial palace, with a spotlight at the exam of Ming-Qing political and socioeconomic background in the course of the lives of this actual staff of particular but linked participants. The chronic subject of the publication is how concubines, appointed through patriarchal polygamy, and servants, laboring below the master-servants hierarchy, skilled interactions and mobility inside of each one establishment and in associating with the opposite. whereas reviewing how ritual and legislation handled concubines and servants as patriarchal possessions, the writer explores the views to be had for individual concubines and servants and the restrictions of their day-by-day situations, trying to find their “positional powers” and “privilege of the inferiors” within the context of chinese language tradition through the Ming-Qing time period.

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