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China: Women in the 20th C.

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Karl, Rebecca E. "History & gender in China," Radical History Review 77 (spr 00):142-56. Review essay on Hershatter & Bray.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ayscough, Florence. Chinese Women, Yesterday & Today (NY: Da Capo, 1975).

Bossen, Laurel. Chinese Women & Rural Development: Sixty Years of Change in Lu Village, Yunnan (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

Bray, Francesca. Technology & Gender: Fabrics of Power in late Imperial China (Berkeley: U. of California, 1997).

Chang, Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (NY: Anchor, 1992).

Croll, Elizabeth. Feminism & Socialism in China (NY: Routledge, 1978).

__________. The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary China (NY: Cambridge, 1981).

__________. Chinese Women since Mao (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1984).

__________. Women & Rural Development in China: Production & Reproduction (Washington: International Labor Office, 1985).

Cusack, Dymphna. Chinese Women Speak (North Pomfret VT: Trafalgar Square, 1986).

Davin, Delia. Women-Work: Women & the Party in Revolutionary China (NY: Oxford, 1980).

Dong, Xinjia. Women, Sport & Society in Modern China: Holding Up More than Half the Sky (Portland OR: Frank Cass, 2003).

Ebrey, Patricia B. & Rubie S. Watson (eds.) Marriage & Inequality in Chinese Society (Berkeley: U. of California, 1991).

Evans, Harriet. Women & Sexuality in China, 1949 to the Present (NY: Continuum, 1996).

Fan, Hong. Footbinding, Feminism & Freedom: The Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China (Ilford, Essex: Frank Cass, 1997).

Gao, Xiongya. Pearl S. Buck's Chinese Women Characters (Selinsgrove PA: Susquehanna U., 2000).

Garner, Karen. Precious Fire: Maud Russell & the Chinese Revolution (Amherst: U. of Massachusetts, 2003).

Gilmartin, Christina K. Engendering the Chinese Revolution: Radical Women, Communist Politics & Mass Movements in the 1920s (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).

Hershatter, Gail. Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution & Modernity in 20th-C. Shanghai (Berkeley: U. of California, 1997).

__________ ; Emily Honig, Susan Mann & Lisa Rofel. Guide to Women's Studies in China (Berkeley CA: Center for Chinese Studies, 1998).

Honig, Emily. Sisters & Strangers: Women in the Shanghai Cotton Mills, 1919-1949 (Stanford CA: Stanford, 1986).

__________ & Gail Hershatter (eds.) Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980s (Stanford CA: Stanford U., 1988).

Hsieh Pingying. Girl Rebel: The Autobiography of Hsieh Pingying, with Extracts from Her 'New War Diaries' (trans. Adet Lin & Anor Lin; NY: Da Capo, 1975).

Jacka, Tamara. Women's Work in Rural China: Change & Continuity in an Era of Reform (NY: Cambridge, 1997).

Jaschock, Maria. Concubines & Bondservants: The Social History of a Chinese Custom (London: Zed, 1988).

__________ & Susanne Miers (eds.) Women & Chinese Patriarchy: Submission, Servitude & Escape (London: Zed, 1994).

Judd, Ellen R. Gender & Power in Rural North China (Stanford CA: Stanford, 1996).

__________. The Chinese Women's Movement between State & Market (Stanford: Stanford U., 2002).

Kazuko, Ono. Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, 1850-1950 (Stanford CA: Stanford, 1989).

Knapp, Bettina Liebowitz. Images of Chinese Women: A Westerner's View (Troy NY: Whitston, 1992).

Larson, Wendy. Women & Writing in Modern China (Stanford CA: Stanford, 1998).

Lee, Ching K. Unravelling the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women (Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).

Lee, Lily Xiao Hong & Sue Wiles. Women of the Long March (London: Allen & Unwin, 2000).

Li, Yu-ning. Chinese Women through Chinese Eyes (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992).

Milwertz, Cecilia N. Accepting Population Control: Urban Chinese Women & the One-Child Family Policy (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1996).

Mosher, Steven W. A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight Against China's One-Child Policy (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993).

Namu, Yang Erche & Christine Mathieu. Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World (Boston: Back Bay, 2003). Popular singer's memoir of childhood among matriarchal Mosuo people of Lake Lugu in Himalayas.

Pruitt, Ida. A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman, from the Story Told Her by Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai [1945] (Stanford CA: Stanford U., 1967).

Rofel, Lisa. Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism (Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).

Seagrave, Sterling. The Soong Dynasty (NY: harper & Row, 1985). Madame Chiang Kai-shek & her sisters.

Sheridan, Mary & Janet W. Salaff (eds.) Lives: Chinese Working Women (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1984).

Sidel, Ruth. Women & Child Care in China (NY: Hill & Wang, 1972).

__________. Families of Fengsheng: Urban Life in China (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974).

Siu, Bobbie. Women of China: Imperialism & Women's Resistance, 1900-1949 (Atlantic Highlands NJ: Humanities, 1981).

Smedley, Agnes. Portraits of Chinese Women in Revolution (eds. Jan Mackinnon & Steve Mackinnon; NY: Feminist, 1976).

Snow, Helen F. [Nym Wales]. My China Years: A Memoir (NY: William Morrow, 1984).

__________. Red Dust: Autobiographies of Chinese Communists as told to Nym Wales (Stanford CA: Stanford, 1952). Stories of Ts'ai Ting-li (editor & writer) & K'ang K'e-ching (peasant partisan) in Part 7.

Stranahan, Patricia. Yan'an Women & the Communist Party (Berkeley: U. of California Institute of East Asian Studies, 1984).

Tai, Dwan L. Chiang Ch'ing: The Emergence of a Revolutionary Political Leader (Ft. Lauderdale FL: Exposition-Phoenix, 1974).

Terrill, Ross. Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon (Stanford CA: Stanford, 2000).

Thakur, Ravni. Rewriting Gender: Reading Contemporary Chinese Women (Atlantic Highlands NJ: Humanities, 1996).

Verschuur-Basse, Denyse. Chinese Women Speak (trans. Elizabeth Rauch-Nolan; Westport CT: Greenwood, 1996).

Wakeman, Carolyn & Yue Daiyun. To the Storm: The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman (Berkeley: U. of California, 1985).

Wesoky, Sharon. Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization (NY: Routledge, 2002).

West, Minghua. Women of China: Economic & Social Transformation (NY: St. Martin's, 1999).

Witke, Roxanne. Comrade Chiang Ch'ing (NY: Little, Brown, 1977).

Wolf, Marjorie. Revolution Postponed: Women in Contemporary China (Stanford CA: Stanford, 1985).

Xin, Fengxia. Memoirs of Xin Fengxia (trans. John Chinnery; NY: Oxford, 2002).

Xinxin, Zhang & Sang Ye. Chinese Lives: An Oral History of Contemporary China (eds. W.J.F. Jenner & Delia Davin; NY: Pantheon, 1987).

Xue, Xinran. The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices (NY: Pantheon, 2002). Starkly revealing personal stories of contemporary Beijing life, gathered by a pioneering (& now self-exiled) radio journalist.

Yan, Yunxiang. Private Life Under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, & Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 (Stanford: Stanford U, 2003).

Yang, Mayfair (ed.) Spaces of Their Own: Women's Public Sphere in Transnational China (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 1999).

Ying, Hong. Daughter of the River (NY: Grove, 1998). Novelist's autobiography.

Ying, Hu. Tales of Translation: Composing the New Woman in China, 1898-1918 (Stanford CA: Stanford, 2000).

Young, Helen Praeger. Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 2001).

Zhong, Xueping. Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era (Piscataway NJ: Rutgers, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Hong, Zhu (ed.) The Serenity of Whiteness: Stories By & About Women in Contemporary China (NY: Ballantine, 1992).

Hsu, Vivian Ling (ed.) Born of the Same Roots: Stories of Modern Chinese Women (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1981).

Hua, Gu. Virgin Widows (trans. Howard Goldblatt; Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1996).

Min, Anchee. Becoming Madame Mao (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2000).

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In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Personals" [1999], dir. Chen Kuo-fu, 104m. From First Run Features.

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