Women and Sexuality in China

Women and Sexuality in China

by Harriet Evans

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Women and Sexuality in China by Harriet Evans

This book analyzes major Chinese governmental publications that deal with sexuality in 1950, when the new Marriage Law was enacted, and 1980, with the Second Marriage Law. Evans (Chinese, Univ. of Westminster) is well grounded in both feminist and Chinese studies, which allows her to deepen her analysis with references to China's present-day pop culture and conversations she has had with Chinese colleagues. Her major finding is that Chinese discourses consistently use medical and/or scientific explanations of gender differences to, essentially, denigrate women. Evans's analysis is consistent with much that has been written on China's political system? that it cannot survive without maintaining order and stability. However, she assumes that the audience is fluent in postmodernist language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826409225
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/01/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Harriet Evans is Senior Lecturer in Chinese at the School of Languages, University of Westminster, England.

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