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Centering on five life stories by Chinese women activists born just after the turn of this century, this first history of Chinese May Fourth feminism disrupts the Chinese Communist Party's master narrative of Chinese women's liberation, reconfigures the history of the Chinese Enlightenment from a gender perspective, and addresses the question of how feminism engendered social change cross-culturally.

In this multilayered book, the first-person narratives are complemented by a history of the discursive process and the author's sophisticated intertextual readings. Together, the parts form a fascinating historical portrait of how educated Chinese men and women actively deployed and appropriated ideologies from the West in their pursuit of national salvation and self-emancipation. As Wang demonstrates, feminism was embraced by men as instrumental to China's modernity and by women as pointing to a new way of life.

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Centering on five life stories by Chinese women activists born just after the rum of this century, this first history of Chinese May Fourth feminism disrupts the Chinese Communist Party's master narrative of Chinese women's liberation, reconfigures the history of the Chinese Enlightenment from a gender perspective, and addresses the question of how feminism engendered social change cross-culturally.

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"Rarely does a reviewer or publisher encounter a milestone: this is it. It is the first major study of the development of Chinese feminism in what is arguably the most formative period in the history of modern China. In its women-centered approach, the book challenges the official women's history authored by the Chinese Communist Party and long accepted by Euro-American scholars. This book will set the agenda for future scholars researching the relationship between feminism and nationalism in China."—Dorothy Ko, author of Teachers of the Inner Chambers

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Oral histories of six women activists from China's May Fourth Movement in the 1920s.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-390) and index.

About the Author

Wang Zheng is an Affiliated Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. Wang's work in English includes the coediting of From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society by Fei Xiaotong (California, 1992).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520218741
Author:
Wang, Zheng
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Zheng, Wang
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
China History May Fourth movement, 1919.
Subject:
Feminists -- China -- Interviews.
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Women -- China -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w photographs
Pages:
417
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 19 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Centering on five life stories by Chinese women activists born just after the rum of this century, this first history of Chinese May Fourth feminism disrupts the Chinese Communist Party's master narrative of Chinese women's liberation, reconfigures the history of the Chinese Enlightenment from a gender perspective, and addresses the question of how feminism engendered social change cross-culturally.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Rarely does a reviewer or publisher encounter a milestone: this is it. It is the first major study of the development of Chinese feminism in what is arguably the most formative period in the history of modern China. In its women-centered approach, the book challenges the official women's history authored by the Chinese Communist Party and long accepted by Euro-American scholars. This book will set the agenda for future scholars researching the relationship between feminism and nationalism in China."—Dorothy Ko, author of Teachers of the Inner Chambers
"Synopsis" by , Oral histories of six women activists from China's May Fourth Movement in the 1920s.
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