The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Gender Studies presents up-to-date theoretical and conceptual developments in key areas of the field, taking a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach.
Featuring contributions by leading scholars of Gender Studies to provide a cutting-edge overview of the field, this handbook includes examples from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong and covers the following themes:
- theorising gender relations;
- women’s and feminist movements;
- work, care and migration;
- family and intergenerational relationships;
- cultural representation;
- masculinity; and
- state, militarism and gender.
This handbook is essential reading for scholars and students of Gender and Women’s Studies, as well as East Asian societies, social policy and culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction Section 1 Theoretical Overview 1. The Logics of Gender Construction in Asian Modernities 2. Gender and Heterosexuality in East Asia: Western Concepts and Asian Lives Section 2 Feminisms and Women’s Movements 3. Korean Women’s Movement: Between Modernization and Globalization 4. Feminisms in Japan since the second wave to the present: its history and achievement 5. Feminist Activism in Hong Kong 6. Feminism in the twentieth century China: Modernity, gender and state Section 3 Gendered Work, Care and Migration 7. Making Migrant Care Workers in East Asia 8. The Social Organization of Sex Work in Taiwan 9. Women and Migration in China 10. Formal-care work under the Japanese quasi-market: Towards a care-friendly gender regime 11. Gendered Politics of Work-life balance in South Korea Section 4 Family and Intimate Relationships 12. Family Life in China 13. Family and Gender in Taiwan 14. Family Transitions and Family Policy in South Korea 15. Lone Mother Households and Poverty in Japan: New Social Risks, the Social Security System, and Labour Market Section 5 Gender and Cultural Representations 16. Gender, Representation and Identity: The Multifold Politics of Japanese Woman Imagery 17. Performing Gender in Chinese Cinema 18. Center Stage: Gender Representations in Taiwan Cinema 19. Sexualising Cinematic border: Gender, Spectatorship and Citizenship in Hong Kong-Mainland Cinema Section 6 Masculinities 20. Counting on Women While Not Counting Women’s Personhood: A Critical Analysis of the Masculine Ideal of Self-Made Man in Japan 21. Masculinities in China 22. Masculinities in Korea: How Male Portrayals are Changed in Korean News Magazines’ Advertisements from the 1970s to the 1990s Section 7 State, Militarism and Gender 23. Beyond the Boundaries of Nationalism, Christianity, and Feminism: South Korean Women’s Movement against U.S. Military Prostitution 24. From Recognition of vulnerabilities to Caring Democracy: A Care Analysis of the Reconciliation Process of the "Comfort Women" Issue in Japan
Jieyu Liu is Reader in Sociology of China at SOAS University of London, UK. She is the author of Gender and Work in Urban China: Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation (2007) and Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies: Beauties at Work (2016).
Junko Yamashita is Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on social and policy dimensions of family, work and inequalities, particularly in relation to care and gender.