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Women and Sexuality in China: Dominant Discourses of Female Sexuality and Gender Since 1949

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Publisher Comments:

This book analyzes major Chinese governmental publications that deal with sexuality in 1950, when the new Marriage Law was enacted, and 1980, with the Second Marriage Law. Evans (Chinese, Univ. of Westminster) is well grounded in both feminist and Chinese studies, which allows her to deepen her analysis with references to China's present-day pop culture and conversations she has had with Chinese colleagues. Her major finding is that Chinese discourses consistently use medical and/or scientific explanations of gender differences to, essentially, denigrate women. Evans's analysis is consistent with much that has been written on China's political system?that it cannot survive without maintaining order and stability. However, she assumes that the audience is fluent in postmodernist language.

Synopsis:

This book analyzes major Chinese governmental publications that deal with sexuality in 1950, when the new Marriage Law was enacted, and 1980, with the Second Marriage Law. Evans (Chinese, Univ. of Westminster) is well grounded in both feminist and Chinese studies, which allows her to deepen her analysis with references to China's present-day pop culture and conversations she has had with Chinese colleagues. Her major finding is that Chinese discourses consistently use medical and/or scientific explanations of gender differences to, essentially, denigrate women. Evans's analysis is consistent with much that has been written on China's political system?that it cannot survive without maintaining order and stability. However, she assumes that the audience is fluent in postmodernist language.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-262) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826409225
Author:
Evans, Harriet
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Discourse analysis
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Sex instruction
Subject:
Women and communism
Subject:
Discourse analysis -- China.
Subject:
Communism and sex
Subject:
Women and communism -- China.
Subject:
Women - Sexual behavior - China
Subject:
Psychology : General
Series Volume:
1737-7
Publication Date:
19970201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9.37 x 6.36 x 1.09 in

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Women and Sexuality in China: Dominant Discourses of Female Sexuality and Gender Since 1949
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This book analyzes major Chinese governmental publications that deal with sexuality in 1950, when the new Marriage Law was enacted, and 1980, with the Second Marriage Law. Evans (Chinese, Univ. of Westminster) is well grounded in both feminist and Chinese studies, which allows her to deepen her analysis with references to China's present-day pop culture and conversations she has had with Chinese colleagues. Her major finding is that Chinese discourses consistently use medical and/or scientific explanations of gender differences to, essentially, denigrate women. Evans's analysis is consistent with much that has been written on China's political system?that it cannot survive without maintaining order and stability. However, she assumes that the audience is fluent in postmodernist language.
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