Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China
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Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

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China's historical women warriors hailed from the northeast (Manchuria) during the Liao (907-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties. Celebrated in the Liao History, their independence and martial spirit were "unprecedented." They rode horseback astride, were good at hunting and shooting, and took part in military battles. Several empresses - and one famous bandit chief - led...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by University of Hawaii Press (first published June 30th 2011)
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Bryn Hammond
On the 'barbarian' dynasties Liao and Jin, created by northern tribal peoples, the Khitan and the Jurchen. More about Liao, for Jin quickly took on Chinese culture and values. Even in Jin, though, observers from Song China noted the barbarisation of society: women freely on the streets, while Song kept them at home. In emergency, Jin women remembered they were tribal and actively involved themselves in war.

Liao society kept northern values to the end. The sexes weren't segregated; girls rode, s...more
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