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Title New modern Chinese women and gender politics : the centennial of the end of the Qing Dynasty / edited by Ya-chen Chen
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
book jacket
 Modern History Library  305.40951 N532    AVAILABLE    30550100564424
 Ethnology Library  HQ1767 .N49 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020797214
 人文社會聯圖  HQ1767 .N49 2014    AVAILABLE    30600020090792
Descript xi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge research on gender in Asia series ; 7
Note "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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women -- China -- Social conditions
Sex role -- China
Women's rights -- China
Alt Author Chen, Ya-chen, editor of compilation
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