📖[PDF] Public Passions by Eugenia Lean | Perlego
Get access to over 700,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Public Passions
Public Passions
📖 Book - PDF

Public Passions

Eugenia Lean
shareBook
Share book
pages
304 pages
language
English
format
PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

Public Passions

Eugenia Lean
Book details
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

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 célèbre, 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.

Read More

Information

Publisher
University of California Press
Year
2007
ISBN
9780520932678
Topic
History
Subtopic
Asian History
Edition
1

Table of contents