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September 7, 2013

ART: Anecdotal Writing on Illicit Sex in Song China (860-1279)

Author: Cong Ellen Zhang
Title: Anecdotal Writing on Illicit Sex in Song China (860-1279)
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of the History of Sexuality
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Year: May 2013
Pages: 253-280
ISSN: 1043-4070 - eISSN: 1535-3605
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The article critiques the book "Yi jian zhi," or "Record of the Listener," compiled by scholar and official Hong Mai, focusing on representations of hejian, or consensual illicit sexual intercourse. It regards the work is an example of biji, or miscellaneous notes, from Song era China. The author comments on the sexual relations of commoners, servants, elites, and Buddhist and Daoist monks. Themes explored include female sexuality, gossip, and karmic retribution.« [Source: Historical Abstracts]

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