The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism

The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism

by Tani E. Barlow
     
 

Barlow documents the history of “woman” as a category in twentieth century Chinese history, tracing the question of gender through various phases in the literary career of Ding Ling, a major modern Chinese writer.

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Barlow documents the history of “woman” as a category in twentieth century Chinese history, tracing the question of gender through various phases in the literary career of Ding Ling, a major modern Chinese writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822332701
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/02/2004
Series:
Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1History and catachresis15
2Theorizing "women"37
3Foundations of progressive Chinese feminism64
4Woman and colonial modernity in the early thought of Ding Ling127
5Woman under Maoist nationalism in the thought of Ding Ling190
6Socialist modernization and the market feminism of Li Xiaojiang253
7Dai Jinhua, globalization, and 1990s poststructuralist feminism302
Conclusion355
App. to Ch. 1Historiography and catachresis365
Notes373
Works cited443
Index471

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