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Chinese Women Organizing : Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers - Ping-Chun Hsiung

Chinese Women Organizing

Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers

By: Ping-Chun Hsiung (Editor), Maria Jaschok (Editor), Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9781859735367
Number Of Pages: 256

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In the process of helping women to help themselves, female activists have assumed a decisive role in negotiating social and political transformations in Chinese society. This is the first book that describes and analyzes the new phase of women's organizing in China, which started in the 1980s, and remains a vital force to the present day. The political and social changes taking place in contemporary Chinese society have, surprisingly, received scant attention. This volume enriches our understanding of the working of grassroots democracy in China by exploring women's popular organizing activities and their interaction with party-state institutions. By subjecting these activities to both empirical enquiry and theoretical scrutiny, a rigorous analysis of the exchange, dialogue, negotiation and transformation among and within three groups of political actors – popular women's groups, religious groups and the All China Women's Federation – is concisely presented to the reader.

This book will be of tremendous interest to students of Chinese Studies, Political Science and Gender Studies alike.

'This book breaks new ground in that it gives voice both to academics engaged in Chinese women's studies from both China and the West, and to activists working in Chinese NGOs. Very little has been published in English on the non-state women's movement in China, its strategies, activities and divisions, so this book usefully fills an obvious gap.' Delia Davin, University of Leeds 'A substantial addition to the burgeoning scholarship on the new wave of women's organising in China, offering a more comprehensive treatment of the topic than available in English until now.' Intersections 'The standard is high and the translators and editors have done an excellent job.' Chinese Women Organizing 'This book is the text for women organizing in China and the source for the present state and future direction of the women's movement and the ongoing research in to it.' The China Quarterly 'Chinese Women Organizing is a text that will be of interest not only to scholars working on gender issues in China, but also to feminists engaged in re-examining traditional notions of civil society.' International Feminist Journal of Politics

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
List of Figuresp. xvii
Notes on Contributorsp. xix
Chinese Women Organizing In/outsidep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 20
Contextualizing and Transcending East-West Boundariesp. 23
New Spaces, New Voices: Women Organizing in Twentieth-Century Chinap. 25
Notesp. 39
Chinese Queer (tongzhi) Women Organizing in the 1990sp. 41
Notesp. 59
East Meets West Feminist Translation Group: a Conversation between Two Participantsp. 61
Ethnic, Diaspora and Religious Perspectivesp. 77
Feminist Collaboration between Diaspora and Chinap. 79
Notesp. 97
In Search of Sacred Women's Organizationsp. 101
Notesp. 117
Other Voices - Other Conversationsp. 119
NGO Discourse and Deconstructing the Women's Federationp. 121
The All China Women's Federation: Challenges and Trendsp. 123
Notesp. 139
The All China Women's Federation and Women's Ngosp. 141
Notesp. 158
Searching for 'authentic' Ngos: the NGO Discourse and Women's Organizations in Chinap. 159
Notesp. 176
Other Voices - Other Conversationsp. 180
Pockets of Spacep. 191
Strategies and Space: a Case Study of the Shaanxi Association for Women and Familyp. 193
Notesp. 207
The Women's Media Watch Networkp. 209
Notesp. 225
Other Voices - Other Conversationsp. 227
Positioning Women's Studiesp. 235
'manoeuvring Fate' and 'following the Call': Development and Prospects of Women's Studiesp. 237
Notesp. 249
Other Voices - Other Conversationsp. 250
Post-Workshop Reflectionsp. 255
Post-Workshop Reflectionsp. 257
Lexicon of Chinese Women Organizingp. 273
Lexicon of Chinese Women Organizingp. 275
Workshop Abstractsp. 293
List of Workshop Participantsp. 305
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9781859735367
ISBN-10: 1859735363
Series: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Women
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.54