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The Gender of MemoryRural Women and China's Collective Past$
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Gail Hershatter

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520267701

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520267701.001.0001

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The Gender of Memory

Gail Hershatter

University of California Press

This chapter examines the importance of gender issues in rural Shaanxi, China, during the 1950s. It describes the Chinese women's recollection of their experiences and suggests that while they seldom expressed direct dissatisfaction with state policy, women described themselves as virtuous and capable in meeting the demands of both state and family while coping with lack of support and attention from both quarters. It introduces the importance of place, the inadequacy of archives, the unpredictability of interviews and the plasticity of memory.

Keywords:   gender issues, rural Shaanxi, China, Chinese women, state policy, family, memory

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