Violence and Abuse in Contemporary China

Edited by Alessanda Aresu, Marianne Hester

© 2017 – Routledge

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780415870276
pub: 2017-05-31

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About the Book

This book explores violence and abuse in contemporary China within different contexts related to age, gender and sexuality. It focuses primarily on violence and abuse against women, children and young people especially within the family and intimate relationships. Drawing on recent original research by academics both inside and outside China, it discusses psychological, physical and sexual abuse. It examines how concepts of masculinity and femininity relate to violence and abuse, highlights the problems of discovering how prevalent violence and abuse are in China, and assesses the effectiveness of education in combating violence and abuse.

Table of Contents

Introduction Alessandra Aresu and Marianne Hester 1. Men, masculinities and violence against women in China Derek Hird 2. The masculinities perspective that ‘Anti domestic violence’ legislation ought to have Fang Gang 3. Gender and psychological violence in Chinese intimate relationships Ye Qihua 4. Girls’ and Boys’ Experiences and Perceptions of Parental Discipline and Punishment While Growing Up in China and England Marianne Hester 5. Talking about Violence with Children: Case Study of Children’s Participation in the Baseline Survey on violence against children in China Bu Wei 6. Opposing domestic violence against children through education: the case of schools for children of migrant workers in Beijing Liu Wenlin 7. Child sexual abuse in China: a study of adolescents in four provinces Chen Jingqi 8. Gender-based sexual violence in contemporary China Pan Suiming, Huang Yingying and Du Juan 9. ‘Don’t blame yourself, learn how to protect yourself !’: Sexuality, violence and prevention in China Alessandra Aresu

About the Editors

Alessandra Aresu is a Research Fellow at the Universities of Bristol and Westminster

Marianne Hester is Professor of Gender, Violence and International Policy and head of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol

About the Series

Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of development and policy in Asia. 

The scope of the series is broad, and aims to cover both comparative and single country studies, including work from a range of disciplines.  With particular reference to how Asian states have coped with the growing challenges of globalising economies and the ways in which national governments in Asia have changed their public policy strategies and governance models in order to sustain further economic growth, the series will bring together development studies, and public policy and governance analysis, and will cover subjects such as: economic development; governance models; the factors underpinning the immense economic achievements of different countries; the social, political, cultural, and environmental implications of economic restructuring; public policy reforms; technological and educational innovation; international co-operation; and the fate and political impact of people who have been excluded from the growth.  The series will include both empirical material and comparative analysis; and both single authored books and edited collections.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General