The courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives presents a remarkably rich and wide ranging view of the social significance and cultural resonance of that most ambivalent yet seductive of women the courtesan without forcing parallels among the various cultures and periods they consider the essays in this volume illuminate one another in . The courtesans arts delves into this hidden legacy unveiling the artistic practices and cultural production of courtesan cultures with a sideways glance at the partly related geisha balancing theoretical and empirical research this interdisciplinary collection is the first of its kind to explore courtesan cultures through diverse case . The courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives edited by martha feldman and bonnie gordon offers us a remarkably wide ranging investigation into the lives of courtesans from ancient to modern timesthe collections eighteen essays provide us with the research of distinguished as well as younger scholars coming from various disciplines music history ethnomusicology asian studies art . Get this from a library the courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives martha feldman bonnie gordon courtesans hetaeras tawaif s ji s these women have exchanged artistic graces elevated conversation and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world in ming dynasty . In order to develop a cross cultural perspective courtesans from asia are included from the seventeenth century to the present day the chinese ji the korean gisaeng and the indian ganika tawaif devadasi and baiji along with the japanese geisha
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