Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

by Bryna Goodman, Wendy Larson, Madeleine Yue Dong, Gail Hershatter, Ellen R. Judd
     
 

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In 13 papers from an October 2001 conference in Eugene, Oregon, historians, language scholars, and social scientists, mostly from the US but also China, Canada, and Germany, examine the cultural meaning of rhetorical signs of the spatial and occupational division of gender from late imperial China to the present, and their relation to social practice and conceptions

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In 13 papers from an October 2001 conference in Eugene, Oregon, historians, language scholars, and social scientists, mostly from the US but also China, Canada, and Germany, examine the cultural meaning of rhetorical signs of the spatial and occupational division of gender from late imperial China to the present, and their relation to social practice and conceptions of gender. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

The China Journal
Gender in Motion is a rich and fascinating collection of essays on gender divisions of labor and space in late imperial and modern China. . . . All of the essays in the book are beautifully written, insightful and well edited. Taken together, the collection makes a vital contribution to our understanding of gender and social change in China. It will be of importance to students and scholars of China across a range of disciplines, especially history, cultural studies, anthropology and gender studies.
— Tamara Jacka, Australian National University
New Zealand Journal Of Asian Studies
Gender in Motion is a very satisfying volume with each study based on substantial research on primary sources or ethonographic material and presenting fresh and original findings. Each contribution is carefully contextualised within the relevant scholarly disciplines and debates relating to the topic....This volume will be an indispensable source.
— Anne E. McLaren, University of Melbourne
Choice
This is a useful addition to sexuality and gender studies on China.
The China Journal - Tamara Jacka
Gender in Motion is a rich and fascinating collection of essays on gender divisions of labor and space in late imperial and modern China. . . . All of the essays in the book are beautifully written, insightful and well edited. Taken together, the collection makes a vital contribution to our understanding of gender and social change in China. It will be of importance to students and scholars of China across a range of disciplines, especially history, cultural studies, anthropology and gender studies.
New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies - Anne E. McLaren
Gender in Motion is a very satisfying volume with each study based on substantial research on primary sources or ethonographic material and presenting fresh and original findings. Each contribution is carefully contextualised within the relevant scholarly disciplines and debates relating to the topic....This volume will be an indispensable source.
Ted Huters
Written by the leading experts in their respective fields, the contributions collected in this volume represent an important breakthrough in the study of gender in China. This book belongs on the shelf of all students of the dynamics of Chinese history as well as all those concerned with broader questions of gender relations.
CHOICE
This is a useful addition to sexuality and gender studies on China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538245
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Asia/Pacific/Perspectives Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Bryna Goodman is associate professor of history at the University of Oregon. Wendy Larson is professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Oregon.

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