Concubines and Courtesans

    Concubines and Courtesans

    Women in Chinese Erotic Art

    Ferry M Bertholet

    Prestel 2011

    Hardback 207pp Illustrated 304x255mm

    9783791346298   Product Code: 16747

    Spanning the period from around 1600 to the 1920s, Bertholet offers a richly documented view of Chinese erotic art, with the emphasis on the role of the woman. Drawing on his own collection of art and artefacts, including porcelain figures, lotus shoes, fans and photographs of brothels, he discusses Chinese philosophies, the culture of bound feet and the lives of courtesans, before examining Chinese erotic art and imagery, from paintings and ivory carvings to calender posters of the 1920s. Sexually explicit.

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