Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China
Publisher: University of Washington Press | ISBN 10: 9622099696 | 2010 | PDF | 320 pages | 5.8 MB
Merchants' Daughters turns conventional scholarship on its head by asking whether lineages, Confucian morality, and the cultural orientation of merchant families might have provided an unusual space for women's action in South China from the late Qing to the present. It paints an extraordinarily complex portrait of women's maneuvering among multiple layers of social life, from the local to the transnational. - Susan Brownell, University of Missouri --Historians and anthropologists have long been interested in South China where powerful lineages and gendered hierarchies are juxtaposed with unorthodox trading cultures, multi-ethnic colonial encounters, and post-reform market consumption.