Introduction

The study of Chinese women has contributed significantly to gender theories. The construction of gender differences and women’s negotiation of cultural space in restrictive power contexts have been given ample attention.¹ This volume continues the analytical direction by using materials from South C...

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Published in: Merchants' Daughters p. 1
Main Authors: Helen F. Siu, Wing-hoi Chan
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Hong Kong University Press, HKU 03-01-2010
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Summary: The study of Chinese women has contributed significantly to gender theories. The construction of gender differences and women’s negotiation of cultural space in restrictive power contexts have been given ample attention.¹ This volume continues the analytical direction by using materials from South China to illuminate the junctures of history, gender subjectivities, and power play. The authors, an interdisciplinary team, have done extensive archival and fieldwork in South China. Like many before them, they challenge static and dichotomous frameworks that stress patriarchy, women’s subjugation, and resistance. Moreover, the choice of South China signifies an additional analytical agenda. The authors hope to
ISBN: 9622099696
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