Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century China by Paul J. BaileyWomen and Gender in Twentieth-Century China by Paul J. Bailey

Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century China

byPaul J. Bailey

Paperback | August 29, 2012

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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 includeGender and Education in China(2007) andChina in the Twentieth Century(2001).
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Title:Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century ChinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.44 inPublished:August 29, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577776

ISBN - 13:9780230577770

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Women in Pre-Twentieth-Century China.- Reform, Nationalism and the 'Woman Question', 1897-1912.- Gender Discourses in the Early Republic.- 'A World Turned Upside Down': Mobilising Women for the Revolution.- Women in the City and Countryside before 1949.- The 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