Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan

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Abe (princess, Japan). See Kōken-Shōtoku Tennō
abuse, suicide in context of, 228, 232, 233, 235, 246n49
academies, for boys and girls, 203–9, 214n6. See also education; women's education
acculturation. See Confucianization
Adams, Parveen, 299
administrative codes. See penal and administrative codes
Admonishments, 69n12
adultery, 38–40
agency, women's: assumptions about limits on, 282; biographies as evidence of, 227; as central to social practice, 20; conflicts as space for, 86; diverse roles and, 9; Inhyŏn as example of, 289–92, 298–99; in martyrdom decisions, 228–29, 232–33; moral decisions and, 221–22; in “pairing” marriage, 38–40
agricultural setting, education and, 209–10
agriculture, governance linked with, 48–49
Ai (emperor, China), 105–6
Analects: centrality of, 29; on music, 97, 103–4; women's reading of, 150, 196, 204, 205
Analects for Women, 238
ancestral rites, 158–60, 222
androcentrism, in culture and reading, 281–84. See also male scripts
Aoyama Chise, 203–5, 217n49
Aoyama Nobu(hisa), 203
Aoyama Nobuyuki, 203
Armstrong, Nancy, 289
arts, 16, 163–64, 169n80, 169n82. See also music; poetry; textile work; writing
Asukahime (Fujiwara consort), 50, 52. See also Kōmyō
authorship: of family instructions, 13, 16, 125; of Great Learning for Women, 195, 199; of Madame Sa's Conquest of the South, 293–94; °f Samguk sagi, 92n8; of True History of Queen Inhyŏn, 282, 301n22; women's, 20, 214–15n18. See also writing
autobiographies and diaries: on daily life, 216n44; on officials' daily lives, 209–10; on women's education, 203–4, 205; 206–7
awards. See rewards
Baichi (wife), 88
Ban Zhao, 166n7, 166n12, 238
Bao Zheng, 225
barbarous/civilized, 11
Bender, Ross, 72n49
Bernhardt, Kathryn, 242
Bian Dongxuan, 260–61
bilaterality, social status and, 10, 144
biographies: changes in women's, 89–92, 222–23; on chastity cult, 226, 227–29; of courtesans, 115; education via, 142–43, 162–64, 166n7; factual and nonfactual elements in, 78, 94n16; of female musicians and actresses, 108; official historiography compared with, 284–92; role of, 75, 142;


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