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Women in China's Long Twentieth Century$
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Gail Hershatter

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520098565

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001

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Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

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Women in China's Long Twentieth Century
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Gail Hershatter

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0005

This chapter, as an epilogue, offers suggestions about the study of women in recent Chinese history, made in a spirit of creeping discomfort. The project of “engendering China” has entailed enormous excitement and inspiration for several generations of scholars Gender has pried open earlier historical conventions and narratives, disrupted them, troubled them, and made visible some of the integuments that enclosed a discursive world in which “human” generally meant unmarked male. This chapter suggests that people should cultivate several alternative habits of mind in thinking about gender in China's recent history.

Keywords:   China's history, women's studies, engendering China, gender issues

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