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Behind the Silence Chinese Voices on Abortion

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ISBN-10: 0742523713

ISBN-13: 9780742523715

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nie Jing-Bao

List price: $43.00
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Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Through his investigation of public silence, official standpoints, forgotten controversies from the imperial era, popular opinions, women's personal stories, doctors' narratives, and the problem of coerced abortion, Nie Jing-Bao brings to light a surprising range of beliefs concerning fetal life and the morality of abortion, yet finds overall an acceptance of national population policies. China's internal plurality, the author argues, must be taken seriously if the West is to open a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Listening to the Silence: The Absence of Public Debate and Its Meaning
"Instructions" from Above: Official Positions
The Forgotten Controversies: Heritage of Imperial Times
Tidings from the Populace: Consensus and Contention in the Survey Results
Bitterness beyond Words: Women's Narratives
Fulfilling Discordant Duties: Doctors' Narratives
An Inquiry into Coerced Abortion: Sociocultural and Ethical Issues
The Challenge of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Taking Seriously China's Internal Plurality
The Pilot Study, the Survey, and the Interviews
References
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author