Chastity and Politics: Chastity Stories and Women's Life in Taiwan in the Qing Dynasty
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台湾早期的节烈故事主要和明清易代之际的政治动荡有关,并体现了史传作者的家国之痛。清政府治台之初就大力提倡节孝,一方面是为了将台人对明郑政权的感念转化为对新政权的认可与支持,同时也出于治理台湾移民社会之风化问题的现实需要。随着清政府旌表范围与规模的逐步扩大,台湾的节烈妇女在人数上急遽上升。同时,清代台湾的节烈妇女具有较广泛的社会代表性,透过她们的节烈故事,可以看到当时台湾的社会状况与妇女生活的情状。Taiwan's early chastity stories were closely related to the political unrest in the transitional period from the Ming to Qing Dynasty,which was reflected in the national trauma of the writers at that time. At the early stage of its administration in Taiwan,the Qing government began to energetically advocate women's chastity and filial piety in order to turn the gratitude of Taiwan people for Zheng Chenggong's political power in the Ming Dynasty into their recognition and support of the new regime in the Qing Dynasty. Meanwhile,the advocacy of chastity also proceeded from the actual need for the improvement of the social morals of Taiwan immigrants. With the gradual expansion of commendation scope and scale by the Qing government,the number of Taiwan chastity women had increased dramatically. On the other hand,as chastity is widely typical of the Taiwan women in society in the Qing Dynasty,it may help us through their stories understand better the social status and the women's life in that period of time.