Women in Republican China

Women in Republican China : A Sourcebook

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Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific.
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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 151.4 x 232.7 x 17.8mm | 367.42g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • glossary, index
  • 0765603438
  • 9780765603432
  • 1,826,364

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The original essays translated in this sourcebook reflect a time of great political and social ferment in early twentieth century China, the highlight of which was the May Fourth Movement of 1919, a time when women especially were subject to the vicissitudes of war, modernization, and rapid social change.The authors, a distinguished group of leader-activists of the May Fourth Movement, women and men, discuss and debate across a broad range of theoretical and practical issues revolving around "the woman question". They bring a compelling perspective to the lives of Chinese women in the context of the great events that shaped twentieth-century China.
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The stories of the former comfort women have galvanized both Asian and non-Asian intellectuals working in a variety of fields. Scholars of Asian history and politics, feminists, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and novelists have begun to address the subject of the comfort system; to take up the cause of the surviving comfort women's sturggles; to call attention to sexual violence against women, especially during wartime; to consider the links among militarism, racism, imperialism, and sexism; and to include this history into 20th-century political history. This volume contains a cross-section of responses to the issues raised by the former comfort women and their new visibility on the international stage. Its focus is on how theorists, historians, researchers, activists, and artists have been preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the legacies of the comfort women and also drawing lessons from these. The essays consider the impact and influence of the comfort women's stories on a wide variety of fields and describe how those stories are now being heard or read and used in Asian and in the West.
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