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Routledge Handbook of East Asian Gender Studies

ISBN 9781138959897
Published December 2, 2019 by Routledge
452 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.