True to Her Word
The Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial ChinaeBook - 2008
This path-breaking book examines the broad cultural, social, and gender meanings of the 'faithful maiden' cult in late imperial China (1368-1911). These 'faithful maidens' chose either to live out their lives as widows upon the death of a fiancé or killed themselves to join their fiancé in death.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps