Money, Culture, and Social Ascendancy: Learned Women in Mercantile Lineages from Huizhou, 1700-1850


Grant Data
Project Title
Money, Culture, and Social Ascendancy: Learned Women in Mercantile Lineages from Huizhou, 1700-1850
Principal Investigator
Dr Yang, Binbin   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2015-08-16
Completion Date
2017-08-15
Amount
288000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
money, culture, social ascendancy, learned women, mercantile lineages
Discipline
Chinese History (including Socio-economic, Military, Legal Social and Cultural History)
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17600015
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) To map the migration of these women’s families into China’s cultural and economic heartland; 3) To illustrate these women’s exertion of cultural power and their interactions with local elite societies; 4) To exemplify their strategies of attaining social success for both themselves and their families; 5) To probe into cases that typified the gender dynamics underlying the interplays of money, culture, and social ascendancy in this cultural and economic heartland.