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Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Wang Zheng


This first book engendering the PRC high politics narrates a hidden history of socialist state formation in which feminists in the CCP operated in a politics of concealment in order to enact their feminist visions of a socialist stateand to launch a feminist revolutiontransforming a patriarchal culture. Analyzing archival sourcesand interviews with a double-lens of gender and class, the book illuminates a gender line of struggle in the CCP, debunks a conceptualization of a monolithic patriarchal party/state that paradoxically supported gender equality, and demonstrates state feminists’ content ... More

Keywords: Engendering high politics, socialist state feminists, state formation, male-dominance, politics of concealment, cultural transformation, the political and the personal, politics of erasure, post-socialist knowledge production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292284
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292284.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wang Zheng, author
University of Michigan