Engendering China / Edition 1

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Overview

This first significant collection of essays on women in China in more than two decades captures a pivotal moment in a cross-cultural - and interdisciplinary - dialogue. For the first time, the voices of China-based scholars are heard alongside scholars positioned in the United States. The distinguished contributors to this volume are of different generations, hold citizenship in different countries, and were trained in different disciplines, but all embrace the shared project of mapping gender in China and making power-laden relationships visible. The essays take up gender issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Chapters focus on learned women in the eighteenth century, the changing status of contemporary village women, sexuality and reproduction, prostitution, women's consciousness, women's writing, the gendering of work, and images of women in contemporary Chinese fiction. Some of the liveliest disagreements over the usefulness of western feminist theory and scholarship on China take place between Chinese working in China and Chinese in temporary or longtime diaspora. Engendering China will appeal to a broad academic, spectrum, including scholars of Asian studies, critical theory, feminist studies, cultural studies, and policy studies.
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A collection of essays on women in China, emerging from a conference held at Harvard U., Wellesley College, and MIT in February 1992. The 16 essays, by China-based as well as US-based scholars, are grouped in four sections: beyond family, household, and kinship; sex and the social order; where liberation lies; and becoming women in the post- Mao era. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674253322
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 2/8/2005
  • Series: Harvard Contemporary China Series , #10
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Learned Women in the Eighteenth Century 27
2 From Daughter to Daughter-in-Law in the Women's Script of Southern Hunan 47
3 Out of the Traditional Halls of Academe: Exploring New Avenues for Research on Women 69
4 China's Modernization and Changes in the Social Status of Rural Women 80
5 Desire, Danger, and the Body: Stories of Women's Virtue in Late Ming China 101
6 Rethinking Van Gulik: Sexuality and Reproduction in Traditional Chinese Medicine 125
7 Modernizing Sex, Sexing Modernity: Prostitution in Early Twentieth-Century Shanghai 147
8 Male Suffering and Male Desire: The Politics of Reading Half of Man Is Woman by Zhang Xianliang 175
9 Gender, Political Culture, and Women's Mobilization in the Chinese Nationalist Revolution, 1924-1927 195
10 Liberation Nostalgia and a Yearning for Modernity 226
11 The Origins of China's Birth Planning Policy 250
12 Chinese Women Workers: The Delicate Balance between Protection and Equality 279
13 Women's Consciousness and Women's Writing 299
14 Women, Illness, and Hospitalization: Images of Women in Contemporary Chinese Fiction 318
15 Politics and Protocols of Funu: (Un)Making National Woman 339
16 Economic Reform and the Awakening of Chinese Women's Collective Consciousness 360
Notes 385
Contributors 451
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