Sexual life in ancient China: a preliminary survey of Chinese sex and society from ca. 1500 B.C. till 1644 A.D.

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E. J. Brill, 1961 - Sex - 392 pages

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An excellent pioneering study of the courtship, romance, sexual relationships and women's destinies in Imperial China. Perhaps this volume would have benefitted from additional references regarding early (BCE) Chinese historical figures, set in the same format as for the litterary ones. Read full review


Fuhsi and Niikua rubbing after a relief in the Wuliang
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