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New Modern Chinese Women And Gender Politics

Author : Ya-chen Chen
ISBN : 9781135020064
Genre : Social Science
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The past century witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of modern Chinese women and gender politics. Whilst some revolutionary actions to rectify the feudalist patriarchy, such as foot-binding and polygyny were first seen in the late Qing period; the termination of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of Republican China in 1911-1912 initiated truly nation-wide constitutional reform alongside increasing gender egalitarianism. This book traces the radical changes in gender politics in China, and the way in which the lives, roles and status of Chinese women have been transformed over the last one hundred years. In doing so, it highlights three distinctive areas of development for modern Chinese women and gender politics: first, women’s equal rights, freedom, careers, and images about their modernized femininity; second, Chinese women’s overseas experiences and accomplishments; and third, advances in Chinese gender politics of non-heterosexuality and same-sex concerns. This book takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on film, history, literature, and personal experience. As such, it will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, women's studies, gender studies and gender politics.

Gender Politics In Modern China

Author : Tani E. Barlow
ISBN : 0822313898
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Through the lens of modern Chinese literature, Gender Politics in Modern China explores the relationship between gender and modernity, notions of the feminine and masculine, and shifting arguments for gender equality in China. Ranging from interviews with contemporary writers, to historical accounts of gendered writing in Taiwan and semi-colonial China, to close feminist readings of individual authors, these essays confront the degree to which textual stategies construct notions of gender. Among the specific themes discussed are: how femininity is produced in texts by allocating women to domestic space; the extent to which textual production lies at the base of a changing, historically specific code of the feminine; the extent to which women in modern Chinese societies are products of literary canons; the ways in which the historical processes of gendering have operated in Chinese modernity vis à vis modernity in the West; the representation of feminists as avengers and as westernized women; and the meager recognition of feminism as a serious intellectual current and a large body of theory. Originally published as a special issue of Modern Chinese Literature (Spring & Fall 1988), this expanded book represents some of the most compelling new work in post-Mao feminist scholarship and will appeal to all those concerned with understanding a revitalized feminism in the Chinese context. Contributors. Carolyn Brown, Ching-kiu Stephen Chan, Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Yu-shih Chen, Rey Chow, Randy Kaplan, Richard King, Wolfgang Kubin, Wendy Larson, Lydia Liu, Seung-Yeun Daisy Ng, Jon Solomon, Meng Yue, Wang Zheng

Gender And Sexuality In Modern Chinese History

Author : Susan L. Mann
ISBN : 9781139502481
Genre : History
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Gender and sexuality have been neglected topics in the history of Chinese civilization, despite the fact that there is a massive amount of historical evidence on the subject. China's late imperial government was arguably more concerned about gender and sexuality among its subjects than any other pre-modern state. How did these and other late imperial legacies shape twentieth-century notions of gender and sexuality in modern China? Susan Mann answers this by focusing on state policy, ideas about the physical body and notions of sexuality and difference in China's recent history, from medicine to the theater to the gay bars; from law to art and sports. More broadly, the book shows how changes in attitudes toward sex and gender in China during the twentieth century have cast a new light on the process of becoming modern, while simultaneously challenging the universalizing assumptions of Western modernity.

Modern Women In China And Japan

Author : Katrina Gulliver
ISBN : 9780857721358
Genre : History
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At the dawn of the 1930s a new empowered and liberated image of the female was taking root in popular culture in the West. This ‘modern woman’ archetype was also penetrating into Eastern cultures, challenging the Chinese and Japanese historical norm of the woman as homemaker, servant or geisha. Katrina Gulliver explores the creation of this disputed figure in China and Japan. Beginning with an exposition on the work of Pearl S. Buck, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for her best-selling novel Good Earth set in a quasi-mythical rural China, this study unravels the close interplay between Chinese, Japanese and Western gender stereotypes._x000D_ _x000D_ While nominally the result of changing attitudes towards traditional gender roles, the modern woman was also a symbol of a new type of nationalism in the Far East, one which encompassed a threatening ‘Western’ modernity. Through the writings of eight indigenous and ‘foreign’ authors Gulliver analyses discourses of feminism, modernity and ‘otherness’ in the context of social and political change in the Pacific Region. By placing the women discussed within their contested contextual space, Gulliver is able to analytically dissect the contradictions and dichotomies at the heart of the ‘modern woman’ discourse in China, Japan and the West, as well as the relationships between social, gender-specific and historical trends._x000D_ _x000D_ This volume includes close textual readings of the work of Pearl S. Buck, Sophia Chen Zen and Uno Chiyo amongst others, as well as perceptive analyses of the fashion, music and popular culture of the twenties and thirties in China and the Far East. The Modern Woman in China and Japan will appeal to historians and scholars of gender, as well as those studying Asian and American literature.

Gender Politics And Democracy

Author : Louise P. Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015073863204
Genre : History
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This is the first exploration of women’s campaigns to gain equal rights to political participation in China. The dynamic and successful struggle for suffrage rights waged by Chinese women activists through the first half of the twentieth century challenged fundamental and centuries-old principles of political power. By demanding a public political voice for women, the activists promoted new conceptions of democratic representation for the entire political structure, not simply for women. Their movement created the space in which gendered codes of virtue would be radically transformed for both men and women.

Women In The New Taiwan

Author : Catherine S. Farris Murray A. Rubinstein Anru Lee
ISBN : 0765608146
Genre : Social Science
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Taiwan's rapid socio-economic and political transformation has given rise to a gender-conscious middle class that is attempting to redefine the roles of women in society, to restructure relationship patterns, and to organize in groups outside the family unit. This work examines internal psychological processes and external societal processes as the feminist movement in Taiwan expands and new gender roles are explored. The chapter authors represent a cross-section of disciplines -- history, anthropology, and sociology -- and different generations of China/Taiwan scholars. The book places the issues facing Taiwan's women's movement in social, political, and economic contexts. It examines gender relations, the role of women in Chinese society, and issues related to women throughout history. Feminism and gender relations are also viewed from the context of film and literature. The authors look at the contemporary roles that women play in Taiwan's work force and how the sexes perceive each other in the workplace. They discuss the role of women during Taiwan's industrialization, their role in the island's commercial and agricultural sectors, and more.

Images Of The Modern Woman In Asia

Author : Shoma Munshi
ISBN : 9781136120664
Genre : Social Science
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In examining the links between gender and the media, this volume asks questions involving the relationship between global media flows, gender and modernity in the region.

Modern Chinese Women Writers

Author : Michael S. Duke
ISBN : 0765638568
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this volume consider the state of current writing of the world's best Chinese women writers. All the contributors relate their authors to the life and work of other contemporary Chinese women writers, and compare work coming from PRC, Taiwan and overseas Chinese. The essays make a contribution to the fields of Modern Chinese literature and women's studies, and although they are primarily intended to bear witness to the quality of women's writing, they also attempt to elucidate the complex issues of Chinese women's lives in the contemporary world.

Performing Nation

Author : Doris Croissant
ISBN : 9789004170193
Genre : Social Science
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Uniquely covering literary, visual and performative expressions of culture, this volume aims to correlate the conjunctions of nation building, gender and representation in late 19th and early 20th century China and Japan. Focusing on gender formation, the chapters explore the changing constructs of masculinities and femininities in China and Japan from the early modern up to the 1930s. Chapters focus on the dynamism that links the remodeling of traditional arts and media to the political and cultural power relations between China, Japan, and the Western world. A true tribute to multidisciplinary studies.

Women In Chinese Martial Arts Films Of The New Millennium

Author : Ya-chen Chen
ISBN : 9780739139080
Genre : History
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Women and Gender in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium, by Ya-chen Chen, examines underexposed gender issues in more recent films, focusing on the contradictory feminism in the film narratives. Through the lens of Chinese martial arts films, Chen delves into "Chinese cinematic martial arts feminism," highlighting the glass ceiling which marks the maximal exercise of feminism which the patriarchal order is willing to accept.

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