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Gender and Generation in China Today

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ISBN 9780367695507
August 10, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
126 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines how gender and generational relations have been influenced by the vast changes in the Chinese society since the start of the Reform era in 1978. It offers a short introduction to China's recent development and the relationship between Chinese and Nordic gender research. Three articles in the book focus of how the developments in the Reform era have produced generational changes in feminist politics, in the labour market, and between young people and their parents – and what impacts these changes have for gender relations. Two articles investigate changes in middle-class motherhoods and fatherhoods towards more emphasis on intimacy and love between parents and child, but often in asynchronicity with traditional gender roles among the parents. In addition, the book comprises a highly informative review essay about waves of publications in Chinese women's and gender studies, and an essay reflecting on what the implications for Nordic/Western gender studies of China’s increasing presence and influence globally as well as in the Nordic region could or should be.

This book is a significant new contribution to gender studies and politics, and will be a great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Literature, History, Sociology, Politics and Gender.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of NORA—Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender and Generation in Times of Change in China

Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen

1. From "Non-governmental Organizing" to "Outer-system"—Feminism and Feminist Resistance in Post-2000 China

Qi Wang

2. Increasing Employment Precariousness in Post-socialist China: Everyone Equal in a World of Uncertainty?

Sandra V. Constantin

3. Filial Daughter? Filial Son? How China’s Young Urban Elite Negotiate Intergenerational Obligations

Lisa Eklund

4. Feeding Mothers’ Love: Stories of Breastfeeding and Mothering in Urban China

Michala Hvidt Breengaard

5. Chinese Fathers in the Twentieth Century: Changing Roles as Parents and as Men

Xuan Li

6. A New Generation of Sino-Nordic Gender Matters

Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz

7. Book Review: Transforming Chinese Patriarchy: Chinese Families in the Twenty-First Century

Susanne Bregnbæk

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Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen is Professor at Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. She was the director of the centre 1993-2009. Her area of research is gender, age, generation, and social change. Her latest book is Feeling Gender: A Generational and Psychosocial Approach, published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan as open access.