Engendering the Chinese Revolution Radical Women, Communist Politics, and Mass Movements in the 1920s

ISBN-10: 0520203461
ISBN-13: 9780520203464
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

Christina Kelley Gilmartin rewrites the history of gender politics in the 1920s with this compelling assessment of the impact of feminist ideals on the Chinese Communist Party during its formative years. For the first time, Gilmartin reveals the extent to which revolutionaries in the 1920s were committed to women's emancipation and the radical political efforts that were made to overcome women's subordination and to transform gender relations. Women activists whose experiences and achievements have been previously ignored are brought to life in this study, which illustrates how the Party functioned not only as a political organization but as a subculture for women as well. We learn about the intersection of the personal and political lives of male communists and how this affected their beliefs about women's emancipation. Gilmartin depicts with thorough and incisive scholarship how the Party formulated an ideological challenge to traditional gender relations while it also preserved aspects of those relationships in its organization.

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Acknowledgments
Note on Romanization
Introduction
Gender in the Formation of a Communist Body Politic, 1920-1925
In a Different Voice: Male Communist Rhetoric on Women's Emancipation
Tentative Programmatic Beginnings: Wang Huiwu's Leadership
Xiang Jingyu's Dilemma
Inside the Party
The Politics of Gender in the National Revolution, 1925-1927
May Thirtieth Revolutionary Upsurge
Guangdong Mass Women's Movement
On the Verge of Revolutionary Gender Transformations
Conclusion and Consequences
Appendix 1: Table of Communist-Sponsored Mass Women's Organizations
Appendix 2: Biographical Directory
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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