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ISBN-10: 0295741775
ISBN-13: 9780295741772
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publish Date: 02/01/2017
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.63" H

Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters

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Until the 1980s, a common narrative about women in China had been one of victimization: women had dutifully endured a patriarchal civilization for thousands of years, living cloistered, uneducated lives separate from the larger social and cultural world, until they were liberated by political upheavals in the twentieth century. Rich scholarship on gender in China has since complicated the picture of women in Chinese society, revealing the roles women have played as active agents in their families, businesses, and artistic communities. The essays in this collection go further by assessing the ways in which the study of gender has changed our understanding of Chinese history and showing how the study of gender in China challenges our assumptions about China, the past, and gender itself.

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This anthology sets a new benchmark for the creative and rigorous use of a broad range of sources to extend the scope of gender-focused enquiry in Chinese late imperial history. It will be read with benefit by students and scholars of comparative modernities, comparative gender issues, as well as Chinese social and political history.–Anne E. McLaren, China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies

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ISBN-10: 0295741775
ISBN-13: 9780295741772
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publish Date: 02/01/2017
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.63" H
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