Sexuality in china histories of power and pleasure explores the history of sex in china from imperial times onwards loosely chronological the collection presents varied viewpoints on themes including homosexuality polygamy sex work pornography and even more juicily crimes of passion. Sexuality in china histories of power and pleasure information and prices for isbn 9780295743462 isbn 0295743468. What was sex like in china from imperial times through the post mao era the answer depends of course on who was having sex where they were located in time and place and what kind of familial social and political structures they participated in. The study of the history of human sexuality the work of swiss jurist johann bachofen made a major impact on the study of the history of sexuality many authors notably lewis henry morgan and friedrich engels were influenced by bachofen and criticized bachofens ideas on the subject which were almost entirely drawn from a close reading of ancient mythology. The history of sexuality french lhistoire de la sexualit is a four volume study of sexuality in the western world by the french historian and philosopher michel foucault in which the author examines the emergence of sexuality as a discursive object and separate sphere of life and argues that the notion that every individual has a sexuality is a relatively recent development in western
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