Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century China

Paperback | October 2, 2012

byPaul J. Bailey

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A narrative and analytical account of Chinese women's experiences during the twentieth century. Synthesizing and incorporating the latest research, Paul J. Bailey assesses in particular the impact of political, cultural and social change in Chinese women's lives, and explores the evolution of gender discourses during this period.

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A narrative and analytical account of Chinese women's experiences during the twentieth century. Synthesizing and incorporating the latest research, Paul J. Bailey assesses in particular the impact of political, cultural and social change in Chinese women's lives, and explores the evolution of gender discourses during this period.

PAUL BAILEY is professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Durham, UK. He previously taught at Lingnan College, Hong Kong, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. His previous publications include "Gender and Education in China" (2007) and "China in the Twentieth Century" (2001). 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.18 × 6.24 × 0.46 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577776

ISBN - 13:9780230577770

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IntroductionWomen in Pre-Twentieth-Century ChinaReform, Nationalism and the "Woman Question," 1897-1912 Gender Discourses in the Early Republic "A World Turned Upside Down": Mobilizing Women for the Revolution Women in the City and Countryside before 1949The New Communist State and Marriage Reform: "Public Patriarchy" in Practice?"Women Hold Up Half the Sky": The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution Women and Socioeconomic Change in the Post-Mao Era Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index 

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"Bailey draws on, and synthesizes, a wealth of scholarship produced on gender in modern China over the last few decades. Easy to read and full of very interesting examples, this is an accessible and informative text." - Emily Honig, University of California, Santa Cruz