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- DescriptionOffers a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty. This book explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation, worsening sex ratios, and shrinking farm sizes.
- Author BiographyMatthew H. Sommer teaches Chinese history at Stanford University. He is the author of Sex, Law, and Society in Late Imperial China.
- Author(s)Matthew H. Sommer
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication15/09/2015
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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