Women of China: Economic and Social Transformation

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What has been the impact of the socialist market economy on the circumstances of women's lives today? This collection presents original research on a range of key topics: women and politics, gender and migration, the effect of new employment relations in industry and agriculture, women's role in the household and attitudes to the one-child family, and the development of women's studies. Uniquely positioned as women social scientists from China, the contributors address vital ...
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Overview

What has been the impact of the socialist market economy on the circumstances of women's lives today? This collection presents original research on a range of key topics: women and politics, gender and migration, the effect of new employment relations in industry and agriculture, women's role in the household and attitudes to the one-child family, and the development of women's studies. Uniquely positioned as women social scientists from China, the contributors address vital issues in current debates on gender equality and social transition.
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This group of Chinese scholars provides an inside look at the changes women have encountered and instigated in post-Mao China. Evolving out of a research seminar of Chinese women scholars in Britain in preparation for the UN Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing in 1995, this volume tackles issues such as women's political participation, women's status in the rural reform movements, the role of women in labor migration and in the textile industry, women's perspectives on the one-child family, and the development of women's studies programs in China's universities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312224417
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/14/1999
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie West is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol. Zhao Minghua is Senior Research Associate in Sociology at the University of Cardiff.

Chang Xiangqun is Research Officers at the China Research Unit, City University, London.

Cheng Yuan was formerly Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, London.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
1 State and Economy in the Making of Women's Lives: An Introduction 1
2 State-Society Relations and Women's Political Participation 19
3 Understanding Changes in Women's Status in the Context of the Recent Rural Reform 45
4 The Role of Women in Labour Migration: A Case Study in Northern China 69
5 Divided Gender, Divided Women: State Policy and the Labour Market 90
6 From Weaving Stars to Bitter Flowers: Tradition, Reform and their Implications for Women Textile Workers 108
7 To Have a Son: The One-Child Family Policy and Economic Change in Rural China 137
8 'Fat Pigs' and Women's Gifts: Agnatic and Non-Agnatic Social Support in Kaixiangong Village 156
9 Rural Privatisation and Women's Labour: Property Rights and Gender Concepts in Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang 175
10 Women and the Public Sphere: Education, NGO Affiliation and Political Participation 195
11 The Development of Women's Studies: From the 1980s to the Present 211
Glossary of Chinese Journals 225
Index 227
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