By Yiqun Zhou
Historical China and Greece are classical civilizations that experience exerted far-reaching impact in different parts of human event and are frequently invoked because the paradigms in East-West comparability. This ebook examines gender kinfolk within the historic societies as mirrored in convivial contexts reminiscent of kinfolk banquets, public fairs, and non secular feasts. certain styles of interpersonal affinity and clash emerge from the chinese language and Greek assets that convey women and men organizing themselves and interacting with one another in social events meant for collective pursuit of delight. via an research of the 2 diversified styles, Yiqun Zhou illuminates the several sociopolitical mechanisms, price platforms, and materials of human bonds within the classical traditions. Her e-book could be very important for readers who're drawn to the comparative research of societies, gender reports, women's heritage, and the legacy of civilizations.