Gender in Motion Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

ISBN-10: 0742538257

ISBN-13: 9780742538252

Edition: 2004

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Description: Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the late imperial society and the persistence and transformation of older gender ideologies under the conditions of modernity in China. While several studies have investigated gender or labor in late imperial and twentieth century China, this book brings these two concepts together, asking how these two categories interacted and produced new social practices and theories. Individual chapters examine agricultural and urban work, travel within China, overseas study, polyandry, the acting profession, courtesan culture, female politicians, Maoist work culture, and the boundaries of virtue and respectability.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Axes of Gender: Divisions of Labor and Spatial Separation
Patterns of Mobility
Making Sex Work: Polyandry as a Survival Strategy in Qing Dynasty China
The Virtue of Travel for Women in the Late Empire
Gender on Stage: Actresses in an Actors' World (1895-1930)
Women on the Move: Women's Kinship, Residence, and Networks in Rural Shandong
Spatial Transformations
Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Women Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century
Playing with the Public: Late Qing Courtesans and Their Opera Singer Lovers
Unofficial History and Gender Boundary Crossing in the Early Chinese Republic: Shen Peizhen and Xiaofengxian
Gender and Maoist Urban Reorganization
He Yi's The Postman: The Work Space of a New Age Maoist
Boundaries
Women's Work and the Economics of Respectability
The Vocational Woman and the Elusiveness of "Personhood" in Early Republican China
Women's Work and Boundary Transgression in Wang Dulu's Popular Novels
Virtue at Work: Rural Shaanxi Women Remember the 1950s
Index
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