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The Resource Childbirth in republican China : delivering modernity, Tina Phillips Johnson

Childbirth in republican China : delivering modernity, Tina Phillips Johnson

Label
Childbirth in republican China : delivering modernity
Title
Childbirth in republican China
Title remainder
delivering modernity
Statement of responsibility
Tina Phillips Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Childbirth is a window into the shifting cultural and political landscape of a particular place and time. Much can be learned about a culture by examining its treatment of women and children. More importantly, reproduction encompasses both a moral and a social imperative; the continuation of a society rests on childbirth. In imperial China, securing the continuation of the family line was the utmost filial act, with the family as the basic organizing unit of society and the state. Yi-li Wu noted that "childbirth was the warp on which the fabric of society was woven" in imperial China. I argue that childbirth remains so, and alterations in how childbirth is viewed and conducted merely point to larger ideological visions of social and political structures. Li Xiaojiang asserted in the preface to her anthropological study of modernization and traditional childbirth customs in rural China in the 1990s that "because of its close relationship with levels of health and disease, birth is one of the keys to understanding and constructing women's lives, but our field of vision has been blind to it." Opening one's eyes to the rich material surrounding childbirth, the researcher is made aware that legislation regarding reproduction and birth, maternal and child health, and the general treatment of women and children illuminate the relative value or disregard a people carry for those women and children."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Tina Phillips
Dewey number
362.198400951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Maternal health services
  • Motherhood
Label
Childbirth in republican China : delivering modernity, Tina Phillips Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Missionaries and modernity -- Reproduction theory : modern childbirth and modern motherhood -- The midwifery profession -- National reproduction in republican China -- Epilogue : reproduction in twentieth-century China
Control code
FIEb16970172
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xliv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780739164426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)707966825
Label
Childbirth in republican China : delivering modernity, Tina Phillips Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Missionaries and modernity -- Reproduction theory : modern childbirth and modern motherhood -- The midwifery profession -- National reproduction in republican China -- Epilogue : reproduction in twentieth-century China
Control code
FIEb16970172
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xliv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780739164426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)707966825

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