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September 7, 2013

ART: The Gendered Body in the Qing Courtroom

Author: Matthew H. Sommer
Title: The Gendered Body in the Qing Courtroom
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of the History of Sexuality
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Year: May 2013
Pages: 281-311
ISSN: 1043-4070 - eISSN: 1535-3605
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The article discusses court cases from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century China concerning the human body and gender performance. It examines Qing magistrates' rulings on cases involving "shinü," or "stone maidens," who were rejected by their husbands on claims of vaginal impenetrability, a Buddhist nun who was raped, a husband who was rejected by his wife due to the size and performance of his penis, and a man who murdered his wife and neighbor when he caught them having an affair. The issue of male rape victims is addressed and the relationship between gender performance and anatomical sex in popular fiction is explored.« [Source: Historical Abstracts]

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