Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

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University of California Press, Mar 29, 2007 - History - 162 pages
This indispensable guide for students of both Chinese and women’s history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. Written by a leading historian of China, it surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of marriage, family, sexuality, labor, and national modernity. In the process, Hershatter offers keen analytic insights and judgments about the works themselves and the evolution of related academic fields. The result is both a practical bibliographic tool and a thoughtful reflection on how we approach the past.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Marriage Family Sexuality and Gender Difference
7
2 Labor
51
3 National Modernity
79
Afterthoughts
107
Works Cited
119
Index
157
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Gail Hershatter is Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Among her books is Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai.

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