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Author Judge, Joan, 1958- author.
Title Republican lens : gender, visuality, and experience in the early Chinese periodical press / Joan Judge.
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
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 Floor2  DS774 .J83 2015    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 8 color plates, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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Format volume
Series Asia: Local Studies/Global Themes ; 30
Asia--local studies/global themes ; 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-331) and index.
Contents Introduction : Republican lens -- Text and method -- Republican ladies -- Everyday experience -- Public bodies -- Practical talent -- Liminal sexualities -- Conclusion : aerial aspirations.
Summary "The early Republican (1911-1921) Chinese public looked, read, and interacted in profoundly different ways from its late imperial predecessor. While current scholarly has labeled the 1911 Revolution a virtual 'non-event' and the early Republic a political failure, the micro-historical view offered by the Chinese periodical press presents a much different perspective. Reversing orthodox academic practice, this book considers the realm of high politics as ephemeral and the institutions, associations, and practices of the reading and viewing public as the site of enduring and historical significance. The book centers on a selection of extraordinary photographic portraits taken from the periodical Funü shibao, one of the few journals to straddle the 1911 divide and remain in print through the early Republican period"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Women -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
China -- Social conditions -- 1912-1949.
ISBN 0520284364 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
9780520284364 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
OCLC number 899949581