1st Edition

Gender and Chinese Society

Edited By Xiaowei Zang
    1690 Pages
    by Routledge

    Compiled and introduced by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and contemporary China.

    The collection will enable users to make sense of the diversity and complexity of gendered China. Key topics covered include: gender, marriage, and the family; gender inequality; gender and migration; and gender and empowerment.

    Fully indexed and with a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor, which carefully situates the collected material in its intellectual context, Gender and Chinese Society is an essential reference work. Indeed, it is destined to be welcomed by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research resource.

    Volume I: Gender Norms: Changes and Continuities

    1. Gail Hershatter, ‘State of the Field: Women in China’s Long Twentieth Century’, Journal of Asian Studies, 2004, 63/4, 991–1065.

    2. Kay Schaffer and Xianlin Song, ‘Unruly Spaces: Gender, Women’s Writing and Indigenous Feminism in China’, Journal of Gender Studies, 2007, 16/1, 17–30.

    3. Xueping Zhong, ‘Who is a Feminist? Understanding the Ambivalence Towards Shanghai Baby, "Body Writing" and Feminism in Post-Women’s Liberation China’, Gender & History, 2006, 18/3, 635–60.

    4. Min Dongchao, ‘Awakening Again: Travelling Feminism in China in the 1980s’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 2005, 28/4, 274–88.

    5. Wang Zheng and Ying Zhang, ‘Global Concepts, Local Practices: Chinese Feminism Since the Fourth UN Conference on Women’, Feminist Studies, 2010, 36/1, 40–70.

    6. Feng Xu, ‘Chinese Feminisms Encounter International Feminisms: Identity, Power and Knowledge Production’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2009, 11/2, 196–215.

    7. Naijian Zhang, ‘Gender Role Egalitarian Attitudes Among Chinese College Students’, Sex Roles, 2006,55/7–8, 545–53.

    8. Zhen Cong and Merril Silverstein, ‘A Vignette Study on Gendered Filial Expectations of Elders in Rural China’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 2012, 74/3, 510–25.

    9. Ellen Efron Pimentel, ‘Gender Ideology, Household Behavior, and Backlash in Urban China’, Journal of Family Issues, 2006, 27/3, 341–65.

    10. Sung Won Kim et al., ‘Income, Work Preferences and Gender Roles Among Parents of Infants in Urban China: A Mixed Method Study from Nanjing’, China Quarterly, 2010, 204, 939–59.

    11. Alicia S. M. Leung, ‘Feminism in Transition: Chinese Culture, Ideology and the Development of the Women’s Movement in China’, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2003, 20/3, 359–74.

    12. Tze-lan D. Sang, ‘At the Juncture of Censure and Mass Voyeurism: Narratives of Female Homoerotic Desire in Post-Mao China’, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 2002, 8/4, 523–52.

    13. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Yi Zheng, ‘A Taste of Class: Manuals for Becoming Woman’, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 2009, 17/3, 489–521.

    VolUME II: Gender Discrimination and Inequalities

    14. Beverley Hooper, ‘China’s Modernization: Are Young Women Going to Lose Out?’, Modern China, 1984, 10/3, 317–43.

    15. Yuping Zhang, Emily Hannum, and Meiyan Wang ‘Gender-Based Employment and Income Differences in Urban China: Considering the Contributions of Marriage and Parenthood’, Social Forces, 2008, 86/4, 1529–60.

    16. Xiaoling Shu, Yifei Zhu, and Zhanxin Zhang, ‘Global Economy and Gender Inequalities: The Case of the Urban Chinese Labor Market’, Social Science Quarterly, 2007, 88/5, 1307–32.

    17. Carol Woodhams, Ben Lupton, and Huiping Xian, ‘The Persistence of Gender Discrimination in China: Evidence from Recruitment Advertisements’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2009, 20/10, 2084–109.

    18. Wei Chi and Bo Li, ‘Glass Ceiling or Sticky Floor? Examining the Gender Pay Gap Across the Wage Distribution in Urban China, 1987–2004’, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2008, 36/2, 243–63.

    19. Xiao-yuan Dong and Manish Pandey, ‘Gender and Labor Retrenchment in Chinese State Owned Enterprises: Investigation Using Firm Level Data’, China Economic Review, 2012, 23/2, 385–95.

    20. Fenglian Du and Xiao-yuan Dong, ‘Why Do Women Have Longer Unemployment Durations than Men in Post-Restructuring Urban China?’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2009, 33/2, 233–52.

    21. Danke Li and Mun C. Tsang, ‘Household Decisions and Gender Inequality in Education in Rural China’, China: An International Journal, 2003, 1/2, 224–48.

    22. Congbin Guo, Mun C. Tsang, and Xiaohao Ding, ‘Gender Disparities in Science and Engineering in Chinese Universities’, Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29/2, 225–35.

    23. Kelly Z. Peng, Hang-Yue Ngo, Junq Shi, and Chi-Sum Wong, ‘Gender Differences in the Work Commitment of Chinese Workers: An Investigation of Two Alternative Explanations’, Journal of World Business, 2009, 44/3, 323–35.

    24. Quanbao Jiang, Shuzhuo Li, and Marcus W. Feldman, ‘Demographic Consequences of Gender Discrimination in China: Simulation Analysis of Policy Options’, Population Research and Policy Review, 2011, 30/4, 619–38.

    25. Erwin Bulte, Nico Heerink, and Xiaobo Zhang, ‘China’s One-Child Policy and "the Mystery of Missing Women": Ethnic Minorities and Male-Biased Sex Ratios’, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 73/1, 21–39.

    26. Juan Hou, Li Yu, Siu-Man Raymond Ting, Yee Tak Sze, and Xiaoyi Fang, ‘The Status and Characteristics of Couple Violence in China’, Journal of Family Violence, 2011, 26/2, 81–92.

    27. Jie Zhang, ‘Marriage and Suicide Among Chinese Rural Young Women’, Social Forces, 2010, 89/1, 311–26.

    Volume III: Gender and Migration

    28. Hairong Yan, ‘Spectralization of the Rural: Reinterpreting the Labor Mobility of Rural Young Women in Post-Mao China’, American Ethnologist, 2003, 30/4, 578–96.

    29. Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen, ‘Migration and Gender in China: An Origin-Destination Linked Approach’, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2004, 52/2, 423–43.

    30. Canfei He and Patricia Gober, ‘Gendering Interprovincial Migration in China’, International Migration Review, 2003, 37/4, 1220–51.

    31. C. Cindy Fan, ‘The State, the Migrant Labor Regime, and Maiden Workers in China’, Political Geography, 2004, 23/3, 283–305.

    32. Rachel Connelly, Kenneth Roberts, and Zhenzhen Zheng, ‘The Role of Children in the Migration Decisions of Rural Chinese Women’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2012, 21/73, 93–111.

    33. Yan Tan, ‘Displacement and Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project: Issues Confronting Women Migrants’, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 2008, 17/1, 1–31.

    34. Pun Ngai, ‘Becoming Dagongmei (Working Girls): The Politics of Identity and Difference in Reform China’, The China Journal, 1999, 42, 1–20.

    35. Sharon R. Wesoky, ‘Rural Women Knowing All: Globalization and Rural Women’s Organizing in China’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2007, 9/3, 339–58.

    36. Diana Fu, ‘A Cage of Voices Producing and Doing Dagongmei in Contemporary China’, Modern China, 2009, 35/5, 527–61.

    37. Tamara Jacka, ‘Finding a Place: Negotiations of Modernization and Globalization among Rural Women in Beijing’, Critical Asian Studies, 2005, 37/1, 51–74.

    38. Kenneth Roberts, ‘Female Labor Migrants to Shanghai: Temporary "Floaters" or Potential Settlers?’, International Migration Review, 2002, 36/2, 492–519.

    39. Youqin Huang, ‘Gender, Hukou, and the Occupational Attainment of Female Migrants in China (1985–1990)’, Environment and Planning A, 2001, 33/2, 257–79.

    40. Angel Lin and Avin Tong, ‘Mobile Cultures of Migrant Workers in Southern China: Informal Literacies in the Negotiation of (New) Social Relations of the New Working Women’, Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 2008, 21/1, 73–81.

    41. Arianne Gaetano, ‘Sexuality in Diasporic Space: Rural-to-Urban Migrant Women Negotiating Gender and Marriage in Contemporary China’, Gender, Place and Culture, 2008, 15/6, 629–45.

    42. Hong Zhang, ‘Labor Migration, Gender, and the Rise of Neo-Local Marriages in the Economic Boomtown of Dongguan, South China’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2009, 18/61, 639–56.

    43. Xiushi Yang and Guomei Xia, ‘Gender, Migration, Risky Sex, and HIV Infection in China’, Studies in Family Planning, 2006, 37/4, 241–50.

    44. Karen Finch, Thomas E. Novotny, Shaojun Ma, Dingxin Qin, Wan Xia, and Guo Xin, ‘Smoking Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Among Rural-to-Urban Migrant Women in Beijing, China’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2010, 22/3, 342–53.

    45. Rachel Connelly, Kenneth Roberts, and Zhenzhen Zheng, ‘The Impact of Migration on the Position of Married Women in Rural China’, Feminist Economics, 2010, 16/1, 3–41.

    46. Jiajian Chen, Hongyan Liu, and Zhenming Xie, ‘Effects of Rural-Urban Return Migration on Women’s Family Planning and Reproductive Health Attitudes and Behavior in Rural China’, Studies in Family Planning, 2010, 41/1, 31–44.

    47. Jinghua Ge, Bernadette P. Resurreccion, and Rebecca Elmhirst, ‘Return Migration and the Reiteration of Gender Norms in Water Management Politics: Insights from a Chinese Village’, Geoforum, 2011, 42/2, 133–42.

    Volume IV: Women’s Rights and Empowerment

    48. Mizuyo Sudo, ‘Concepts of Women’s Rights in Modern China’, Gender & History, 2006, 18/3, 472–89.

    49. Lihua Wang, ‘The Seeds of Socialist Ideology: Women’s Experiences in Beishadao Village’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 1999, 22/1, 25–35.

    50. Louise Edwards. ‘Strategizing for Politics: Chinese Women’s Participation in the One-Party State’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 2007, 30/5, 380–90.

    51. Michael Palmer, ‘On China’s Slow Boat to Women’s Rights: Revisions to the Women’s Protection Law, 2005’, The International Journal of Human Rights, 2007, 11/1–2, 151–77.

    52. Jamie Burnett, ‘Women’s Employment Rights in China: Creating Harmony for Women in the Workplace’, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2010, 17/2, 289–318.

    53. Jude Howell, ‘Gender, Institutions, and Empowerment: Lessons from China’, in Kartik Roy, Hans Blomqvist, and Cal Clark (eds.), Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Global Economy, World Scientific Studies in International Economics, Vol. 5 (World Scientific Publishing Co., 2008), pp. 103–30.

    54. Tang Lay Lee and Francis Regan, ‘Why Develop and Support Women’s Organizations in Providing Legal Aid in China?’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2009, 18/61, 541–65.

    55. Gao Xiaoxian, ‘From the Heyang Model to the Shaanxi Model: Action Research on Women’s Participation in Village Governance’, China Quarterly, 2010, 204, 870–98.

    56. Tamara Jacka, ‘Women’s Activism, Overseas Funded Participatory Development, and Governance’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 2010, 33/2, 99–112.

    57. Joan Kaufman, ‘The Global Women’s Movement and Chinese Women’s Rights’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2012, 21/76, 585–602.

    58. Lu Zhang, ‘Chinese Women Protesting Domestic Violence: The Beijing Conference, International Donor Agencies, and the Making of a Chinese Women’s NGO’, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, 2009, 9/2, 66–99.

    59. Cecilia Milwertz and Wei Bu, ‘Non-Governmental Organising for Gender Equality in China Joining a Global Emancipatory Epistemic Community’, International Journal of Human Rights, 2007, 11/1–2, 131–49.

    60. Lang Ma and Francineg Jacobs, ‘Poor but Not Powerless: Women Workers in Production Chain Factories in China’, Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010, 25/6, 807–38.

    61. Sally Sargeson and Yu Song, ‘Land Expropriation and the Gender Politics of Citizenship in the Urban Frontier’, China Journal, 2010, 64, 19–45.

    62. Yunxiang Yan, ‘Girl Power: Young Women and the Waning of Patriarchy in Rural North China’, Ethnology, 2006, 45/2, 105–23.

    63. Vanessa Fong, ‘China’s One-Child Policy and the Empowerment of Urban Daughters’, American Anthropologist, 2003, 104/4, 1098–109.

    64. Zhang Hong, ‘China’s New Rural Daughters Coming of Age: Downsizing the Family and Firing Up Cash-Earning Power in the New Economy’, Signs, 2007, 32/3, 671–98.

    65. Jiping Zuo and Yanjie Bian, ‘Beyond Resources and Patriarchy: Marital Construction of Family Decision-Making Power in Post-Mao Urban China’, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 2005, 36/4, 601–22.


    Edited and with a new introduction by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Sheffield