Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation

Confucianism and Women A Philosophical Interpretation Confucianism and Women argues that Confucian philosophy often criticized as misogynistic and patriarchal is not inherently sexist Although historically bound up with oppressive practices Confucianism

  • Title: Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation
  • Author: Li-hsiang Lisa Rosenlee
  • ISBN: 9780791467503
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Confucianism and Women argues that Confucian philosophy often criticized as misogynistic and patriarchal is not inherently sexist Although historically bound up with oppressive practices, Confucianism contains much that can promote an ethic of gender parity Attacks on Confucianism for gender oppression have marked China s modern period, beginning with the May Fourth MoConfucianism and Women argues that Confucian philosophy often criticized as misogynistic and patriarchal is not inherently sexist Although historically bound up with oppressive practices, Confucianism contains much that can promote an ethic of gender parity Attacks on Confucianism for gender oppression have marked China s modern period, beginning with the May Fourth Movement of 1919 and reaching prominence during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s The West has also readily characterized Confucianism as a foundation of Chinese women s oppression Author Li Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee challenges readers to consider the culture within which Confucianism has functioned and to explore what Confucian thought might mean for women and feminism.She begins the work by clarifying the intellectual tradition of Confucianism and discussing the importance of the Confucian cultural categories yin yang and nei wai inner outer for gender ethics In addition, the Chinese tradition of biographies of virtuous women and books of instruction by and for women is shown to provide a Confucian construction of gender Practices such as widow chastity, footbinding, and concubinage are discussed in light of Confucian ethics and Chinese history Ultimately, Rosenlee lays a foundation for a future construction of Confucian feminism as an alternative ethical ground for women s liberation.

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  • Ugh, I wrote a review for this but I must've closed the tab or something before posting it and now it's gone >.> I hate rewriting things so here's quick recap: Lots of good, supported info. on Confucianism and the role of women in historical Chinese culture (read the book for this reason), not sure whether argument for Confucian feminism is strong/clear enough (though apparently a second volume will flesh out the concept), prose not overly scholarly, a bit repetitive and makes a lot of bro [...]



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