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Women in China's Long Twentieth Century (Global, Area, and International Archive)

Gail Hershatter

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Description

This indispensable guide for students of both Chinese and women’s history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. Written by a leading historian of China, it surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of marriage, family, sexuality, labor, and national modernity. In the process, Hershatter offers keen analytic insights and judgments about the works themselves and the evolution of related academic fields. The result is both a practical bibliographic tool and a thoughtful reflection on how we approach the past.


Praise For Women in China's Long Twentieth Century (Global, Area, and International Archive)

“[A book] to refer to, to argue about, and one you cannot ignore.”
— Signs

University of California Press, 9780520098565, 170pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2007



About the Author

Gail Hershatter is Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Among her books is Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai.