Women and gender in twentieth-century China /

"A narrative and analytical account of Chinese women's experiences during the twentieth century. Synthesizing and incorporating the latest research, Paul J. Bailey assesses in particular the impact of political, cultural and social change in Chinese women's lives, and explores the evo...

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Main Author: Bailey, Paul John, 1950-
Format: Book
Published:Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series:Gender and history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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Table of Contents:
  • Women in pre-twentieth century China
  • Reform, nationalism and the 'woman question' (1897-1912)
  • Gender discourses in the early Republic
  • 'A world turned upside down': mobilising women for the revolution
  • Women in the city and countryside before 1949
  • The new Communist state and marriage reform in the 1950s: 'public patriarchy' in practice?
  • 'Women hold up half the sky': the Great Leap Forward and the cultural revolution
  • Women and socio-economic change in the post-Mao era.