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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Paul Rakita Goldin
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    0824824822
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    978-0824824822
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    University of Hawaii Press (October 31, 2001)
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    242 pages
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University of Hawai‘i Press Honolulu. The Aims of This Book

University of Hawai‘i Press Honolulu. p. cm. English and Chinese. Includes bibliographical references and index. The Aims of This Book. This is a study of intellectual conceptions of sex and sexuality in China from roughly 500 . 400. Ancient Chinese writers discussed sex openly and seriously as one of the most important topics of human speculation.

The Culture of Sex in Ancient China. The sources for this book are primarily philosophical, literary, and religious texts. The Culture of Sex. in Ancient China. The Culture of Sex in Ancient China. University of Hawaii Press. 2002 University of Hawaii Press. This work is not intended as a history of sexuality or sexual behavior (and the material on which it is based sheds very little light on peoples sexual practices).

In The Culture of Sex in Ancient China, Paul Rakita Goldin addresses central issues in the history of Chinese attitudes toward sex and gender from 500 . Erudite and immensely entertaining, this study of intellectual conceptions of sex and sexuality in China will be welcomed by students and scholars of early China and by those with an interest in the comparative development of ancient cultures.

by Paul Rakita Goldin. The subject of sex was central to early Chinese thought. Discussed openly and seriously as a fundamental topic of human speculation, it was an important source of imagery and terminology that informed the classical Chinese conception of social and political relationships. This sophisticated and long-standing tradition, however, has been all but neglected by modern historians.

Sexual Life in Ancient China : a Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society from C. Paul Goldin does just this in this concise and remarkably clear book.

Sexual Life in Ancient China : a Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society from Ca. 1500 B. C. Till 1644 A. by R. H. Van Gulik ; with a New Introduction and Bibliography by Paul R. Goldin. If you want to understand the context in which Chinese ideas and practices related to sex and sexual regulation and cultivation developed, don't look elsewhere first. Start with Professor Goldin's book. It is a priceless resource for all who would be such seekers.

Paul Rakita Goldin wrote in his book The Culture of Sex in Ancient China that scholars and writers discussed sex openly and seriously in ancient times. Hong Kong author Tommy Sham says text depicting sex can be traced to the Tang dynasty (618-907)

Paul Rakita Goldin wrote in his book The Culture of Sex in Ancient China that scholars and writers discussed sex openly and seriously in ancient times. Hong Kong author Tommy Sham says text depicting sex can be traced to the Tang dynasty (618-907). Chinese people were not shy to talk about sex at all in ancient times, he says. It was politics and the rulers’ ambition to control that suppressed people’s desire for sex. The wild sex depicted in such novels also served another function.

The subject of sex was central to early Chinese thought.

The subject of sex was central to early Chinese thought

Published by: University of Hawai'i Press. In The Culture of Sex in Ancient China, Paul Rakita Goldin addresses central issues in the history of Chinese attitudes toward sex and gender from 500 .

Similar books and articles. Paul Rakita Goldin - 2000 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 120 (1):77-81. By Paul Rakita Goldin. Simple Dialectics in Ancient China. Fengnian Wang - 1998 - Philosophy and Culture 25 (1):59-64. Added to PP index 2014-03-23.

The subject of sex was central to early Chinese thought. Discussed openly and seriously as a fundamental topic of human speculation, it was an important source of imagery and terminology that informed the classical Chinese conception of social and political relationships. This sophisticated and long-standing tradition, however, has been all but neglected by modern historians. In The Culture of Sex in Ancient China, Paul Rakita Goldin addresses central issues in the history of Chinese attitudes toward sex and gender from 500 B.C. to A.D. 400.

A survey of major pre-imperial sources, including some of the most revered and influential texts in the Chinese tradition, reveals the use of the image of copulation as a metaphor for various human relations, such as those between a worshiper and his or her deity or a ruler and his subjects. In his examination of early Confucian views of women, Goldin notes that, while contradictions and ambiguities existed in the articulation of these views, women were nevertheless regarded as full participants in the Confucian project of self-transformation. He goes on to show how assumptions concerning the relationship of sexual behavior to political activity (assumptions reinforced by the habitual use of various literary tropes discussed earlier in the book) led to increasing attempts to regulate sexual behavior throughout the Han dynasty. Following the fall of the Han, this ideology was rejected by the aristocracy, who continually resisted claims of sovereignty made by impotent emperors in a succession of short-lived dynasties.

Erudite and immensely entertaining, this study of intellectual conceptions of sex and sexuality in China will be welcomed by students and scholars of early China and by those with an interest in the comparative development of ancient cultures.


Dilkree
I've long pondered how to bring ancient Chinese ideas to life for people who are neither ancient nor Chinese. Paul Goldin does just this in this concise and remarkably clear book. If you want to understand the context in which Chinese ideas and practices related to sex and sexual regulation and cultivation developed, don't look elsewhere first. Start with Professor Goldin's book. It is a priceless resource for all who would be such seekers.
Cala
I bought this book because my grandson in college needed it in order to do a report for his class. I guess it met his expectations, since he got an A on the review.