The Culture of Sex in Ancient China
The subject of sex was central to early Chinese thought. Discussed openly and seriously as a fundamental topic of human speculation, it was an important source of imagery and terminology that informed the classical Chinese conception of social and political relationships. This sophisticated and long-standing tradition, however, has been all but neglected by modern historians. In The Culture of Sex in Ancient China, Paul Rakita Goldin addresses central issues in the history of Chinese attitudes toward sex and gender from 500 B.C. to A.D. 400.
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be read , in light of the previous poems , as the girl's complaint that the boy is depriving her of sexual gratification . ... which invokes a political significance to the poem that a casual reader could hardly have surmised .
We understand , then , the import of the orioles alighting on the trees in the first “ Yellow Birds ” poem . It is a trope of arousal intended to evoke the appropriate mood . Moreover , the yellow birds make the reader think of the ...
One might dismiss this poem as a lugubrious , if not downright maudlin , sentiment piece , were it not for the astonishingly pointed conclusion . The narrator suddenly addresses us directly ( people of later generations TEE #N ) : “ Be ...
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