Oversea China Studies——WOMEN AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY CHINA

WOMEN AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY CHINA
Paul J Bailey
University of Durham

LECTURE ONE:  The Origins of the ‘Woman Question’ (funü wenti) in the Late Qing and Early Republic (1890s-1921)

Reading:
S.Borthwick, ‘Changing Concepts of the Role of Women From the Late Ch’ing to the May Fourth Movement’, in D.Pong & E.Fung (eds), Ideal and Reality: Social and Political Change in Modern China 1860-1949  (Lanham: University Press of America, 1985)
C.Beahan, ‘Feminism and Nationalism in the Chinese Women’s Press 1902-1911’, Modern China 1.4 (October 1975)  [journal is online]
J.Judge, ‘Talent, Virtue and the Nation: Chinese nationalisms and Female Subjectivities in the Early Twentieth Century’, American Historical Review 106.3 (June 2001) [journal is online]
Wang Zheng, Women in the Chinese Enlightenment (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), Introduction, chs 1-2 [book is online]
C.Gilmartin, ‘Gender in the Formation of a Communist Body Politic’, Modern China 19.3 (July 1993) [journal is online]

 

LECTURE TWO:  Revolution, Modernity and Chinese Women in the 1920s and 1930s


Reading:
E.Croll, Feminism and Socialism in China (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980), chs 5-7  [book is online]
K.Ono, Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution 1850-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989), chs.5-7
K.Ann Johnson, Women, the Family and Peasant Revolution in China (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985), chs 3-4  [book is online]
C.Gilmartin, Engendering the Chinese Revolution (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), chs 5-7  [book is online]
A.McElderry, ‘Woman Revolutionary: Xiang Jingyu’, China Quarterly no.105 (March 1986) [journal is online]
B.Goodman, ‘The New Woman Commits Suicide: The Press, Cultural Memory and the New Republic’, Journal of Asian Studies 64.1 (February 2005)
S.Stevens, ‘Figuring Modernity: The New Woman and the Modern Girl in Republican China’, NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) Journal 15.3 (Fall 2003)  [journal is online]

 

LECTURE THREE:  Women and Socio-Political Change in Mao’s China (1950s and 1960s)


Reading:
K.Ann Johnson, Women, the Family and Peasant Revolution in China, chs 7-13 [book is online]
N.Diamant, ‘Re-Examining the Impact of the 1950 Marriage Law: State Improvisation, Local Initiative and Rural Family Change’, China Quarterly no.161 (march 2000)  [journal is online]
T.Mai Chen, ‘Female Icons, Feminist Iconography? Socialist Rhetoric and Women’s Agency in 1950s China’, Gender and History 15.2 (August 2003)  [journal is online]
K.Manning, ‘The Gendered Politics of Woman-Work: Rethinking Radicalism in the Great Leap Forward’, Modern China 32.3 (July 2006)  [journal is online]
K.Manning, ‘Making A Great Leap Forward? The Poltics of Women’s Liberation in Maoist China’, Gender and History 18.3 (November 2006)  [journal is online]
H.Evans, ‘Comrade Sisters: Gendered Bodies and Spaces’, in H.Evans & S.Donald (eds), Picturing Power in the People’s Republic of China (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999)
Jin Yihong, ‘Rethinking “Iron Girls”: Gender and Labour During the Cultural Revolution’, Gender and History 18.3 (November 2006)  [journal is online]

 

LECTURE FOUR:  The Impact of Post-Mao Reforms on Urban and Rural Women


Reading:
E.Honig & G.Hershatter, Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980s (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988), chs 3-9  [book is online]
T.Jacka, Women’s Work in Rural China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), chs.3-9
Yik-Lin Renita Wang, ‘Dispersing the “Public” and “Private”: Gender and the State in the Birth Planning Policy of China’, Gender and Society 11.4 (August 1997)  [journal is online]
T.White, ‘Domination, Resistance and Accommodation in China’s One-Child Campaign’, in E.Perry & M.Selden (eds), Chinese Society (London: Routledge, 2010)  [book is online]
S.Brownell, ‘Strong Women and Impotent Men: Sports, Gender and Nationalism in Chinese Public Culture’, in M.Mei-hui Yang (ed), Spaces of their Own: Women’s Public Sphere in Transnational China (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999)
H.Evans, ‘Fashion and Feminine Consumption’, in K.Latham et. al. (eds), Consuming China (London: Routledge, 2006)
H.Evans, ‘Marketing Femininity: Images of the Modern Chinese Woman’, in T.Weston & L.Jensen (eds), China Beyond the Headlines (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000)
D.Gladney, ‘Representing Nationality in China: Refiguring Majority/Minority Identities’, Journal of Asian Studies 53.1 (February 1994)  [journal is online]

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