PUBLIC PASSIONS : THE TRIAL OF SHI JIANQIAO AND THE RISE OF POPULAR SYMPATHY IN REPUBLICAN CHINA

By: LEAN, EUGENIA

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2007 HARDBACK IN DUST JACKET, PENCIL MARGINALIA AND UNDERLINING [LEAN, EUGENIA] {EXTERIOR CLEAN AND BRIGHT} THE RISE OF POPULAR SYMPATHY IN REPUBLICAN CHINA


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In 1935, a Chinese woman by the name of Shi Jianqiao murdered the notorious warlord Sun Chuanfang as he prayed in a Buddhist temple. This riveting work of history examines this well-publicized crime and the highly sensationalized trial of the killer. In a fascinating investigation of the media, political, and judicial records surrounding this cause c l bre, Eugenia Lean shows how Shi Jianqiao planned not only to avenge the death of her father, but also to attract media attention and galvanize public support. Lean traces the rise of a new sentiment-"public sympathy"-in early twentieth-century China, a sentiment that ultimately served to exonerate the assassin. The book sheds new light on the political significance of emotions, the powerful influence of sensational media, modern law in China, and the gendered nature of modernity.

Title: PUBLIC PASSIONS : THE TRIAL OF SHI JIANQIAO AND THE RISE OF POPULAR SYMPATHY IN REPUBLICAN CHINA

Author Name: LEAN, EUGENIA

Categories: Collectible: Signed, 1st editions & Fragile Books,

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

ISBN Number: 0520247183

ISBN Number 13: 9780520247185

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 248559

Keywords: 2007 HARDBACK IN DUST JACKET, PENCIL MARGINAL,