Other Publications of Interest
Women in Urban China:
Migration, and Social Change
by Tamara Jacka, Australian
National University (2006)
Based on in-depth
ethnographic research -- and
approach that seeks to understand how migration is experienced by the
migrants themselves -- this is a fascinating study of women in rural
China who joined the vast migration to Beijing and other cities at the
end of the twentieth century.
For complete contents or to order, please visit the publisher's website
of the Kakawin World:
Sexuality in the Indic Courts of Java and Bali
Helen Creese, University of
In this fascinating
study the lives and mores of
women in one
of the least understood but most densely populated areas of the world
are unveiled through the eyes of generations of court poets. The book
draws on the epic kakawinr poetry tradtion spanning more than a
millennium to explore the idealized images of women and sexuality that
have pervaded Javaness and Balinese cultural descriptions up to the
present day. For complete contents or to order, please visit the
publisher's website at www.mesharpe.com.
Gender, and Sex in a
by Sun-pong Yuen, Pui-lam Law, and
Yuk-ying Ho, all Hong Kong
Translated by Fong-ying Yu (2005)
This book explores
changing concepts of marriage
relationships and attitudes toward sex in a rural Chinese community
over the past five decades. The work is based on a study of an
industrialized peasant village in Guangdong Province, and features
personal accounts of people's relationships, including three different
marriages from different generations. For complete contents or to
order, please visit the publisher's website at www.mesharpe.com.
History Series No. 85
20th Century Wartime Experiences of Chinese Women,
compiled by Lo Jiu-jung, Yu Chien-ming, Chiu Hei-yuan, Institute
of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China,
2004. Note: in Chinese.
attention has been paid to the
impact of wars
on Chinese women in the 20th century. Drawing on original interview
data, this book sets out to reconstruct the history of Chinese women,
based on their personal experiences during the wars. The book contains
three main parts with a preface, postscripts, and an index.
For those who are interested in an abstract and a list of content of
this book, please visit website (in CHINESE): http://www.sinica.edu.tw/~women
Anyone who wants to order the book from outside Taiwan, please contact:
in the New Taiwan: Gender
Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society,
by Catherine Farris, Anru Lee (California State University,
Sacramento), and Murray Rubinstein (Baruch College), M.E.
Sharpe Inc., 2003
In this volume, the
issues facing Taiwan's women's
are placed in a
social, political, and economic context. The book examines gender
the role of women in Chinese society, and issues related to women in
throughout history. Feminism and gender relations are also viewed from
context of film and literature. The authors look at the contemporary
that women play in Taiwan's work force today and how the sexes perceive
other in the workplace. The role of women during Taiwan's
and their role in the island's industrial, commercial, and agricultural
sectors are discussed. Different facets of feminism and the women's
movements in KMT Taiwan and Communist mainland China are compared. The
contributors outline the evolution of issues raised by women activists
the concerns of Taiwanese women.
Art of Love,
exhibition on "The Art of Love"
Liebeslust und Liebesleid in der Weltkunst)" of the Museum Rietberg
(01.12.2002 - 27.04.2003, see http://www.rietberg.ch
accompanied by two publications: (1) the exhibition catalogue (covering
more than 200 items from the classical graeco-roman world, persia,
india, tibet, china, japan, america & africa) and (2) the new
translation into german of two mawangdui texts on sexual body
techniques, titled "tian xia zhi dao tan" and "he yin yang",
together with a short introduction, and the revised transcription of
the chinese text.To order internationally, go to http://www.rietberg.ch/ort/ort_index.htm
and click on 'publikationen' > 'bestellung'; to order from
Germany or Austria, visit your nearest bookseller or order direct from
GVA GmbH by fax (+49 - 551 4 13 92) or telephone (+49 - 551 48 71 77).
and Desire: Marxist
Cultural Politics in the Work of
Dai Jinhua (edited by Jing Wang and
Tani Barlow), Verso, 2002
translation of Dai Jinhua's collected
Contains the following:
Jing Wang and Tani
"Severed Bridge: The Art of the Sons'
Generation." Trs. Lisa
Rofel and Hu Ying.
Postcolonialism and Chinese Cinema of
Dai, Jinhua. Scene
in the Fog: Reading the Sixth
Films. Tr.Yiman Wang.
Dai, Jinhua. Gender
and Narration: Women in
Dai, Jinhua. Human,
Woman, Demon: A Woman's
Redemption and Consumption: Depicting
Tr. Edward Gunn.
National Identity in the Hall of
Eileen Cheng and Shu-mei Shih.
Invisible Writing: The Politics of
in the 1990s.
Tr. Jingyuan Zhang.
Jinhua.Rethinking the Cultural History of
Tr. Lau Kin
Beth Woroniuk, Canadian
This document is
designed to provide guidance to
working in the
field of conflict management (which includes prevention, containment,
resolution, reconciliation and reconstruction). It is an attempt to
operational lessons from our increasing understanding of the inter-
relationship of gender equality issues, conflict and peacebuilding. It
based on a review of reports and published sources and sets out
be asked and issues to explore.
The Twentieth Century, 1912-2000.
Lily Xiao Hong
Lee (ed.). M.E. Sharpe (2003)
contains 250 biographies of women
active from 1912
although many of the biographies include information current through
In addition to biographies of internationally famous Chinese women, the
editor was also able to include a far greater range of women than would
been previously possible because of the enormous amount of historical
material and scholarly research that has become available in the past
Women of Korea
The Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century.
Kim-Renaud (ed.). M.E. Sharpe
introduces important contributions in
the humanities by a
group of traditional and modern Korean women, from the 15th through the
centuries. The literary and artistic works of these women are
Korean classics, and the artists and writers range from a queen, to a
courtesan, to a Buddhist nun, to unknown women of Korea.
and Family in Taiwan:
Hsu Min-Tao. Modern East Asia
vol. 1, no. 1 (January 2002)
This essay intends
to comprehend Taiwanese
of marriage so as to elucidate how Taiwanese culture constructs their
reality and affects their social actions toward marriage. From the
widows' narratives, we will see how the sociocultural value on
womanhood of Taiwan's specific cultural context propels the widows into
a vulnerable situation. In this paper, the author first summarize the
characteristics of women's status predominate in traditional Chinese
society. Then she reports how Taiwanese women perceive their marriages.
In addition, three other themes attached to women's perception of
marriage are also discussed: one man in a lifetime, dependence, and
subordination. This is followed by a description of how they feel no
choice but fit in to this socially constructed reality and an analysis
of how traditional Chinese cultural ideology of familial continuity
helps to shape this coping strategy. Finally, the author concludes that
cultural ideology of marriage forms the natural context and the reality
surrounding a woman.
Chinese Women's Movement
Ellen Judd. Stanford:
Stanford University Press (2002)
This is the story
of how the women's movement in
advantage of the government's official efforts to position women in the
rural economic reforms of the 1980s to achieve a significant and
ever-increasing role in China's developing turn toward a market
economy, which was not the state's intent (Publisher's
description, obtained from www.amazon.com).
A Thousand Years of Biographies of Chinese Women.
Sherry J. Mou. M.E. Sharpe
source for studying Chinese women
Imperial era as
well as for understanding Chinese womanhood in general. By
these biographies the author shows us these women not just as the
complaisant figures that adorn Confucian texts, but also as products of
Confucian tradition's appropriation of women.
of the Comfort Women of
Margaret D. Stetz and Bonnie B.C. Oh. M.E.
contains a cross-section of responses
issues raised by
the former comfort women and their new visibility on the international
stage. It focuses on how theorists, historians, researchers, activists,
artists have been preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the
the comfort women and also drawing lessons from them.
Women of China: Shang
Dynasty to the
Early Twentieth Century.
Barbara Bennett Peterson
(ed.). M.E. Sharpe (2000)
effort of nearly 100 China
around the world,
this unique one-volume reference provides 89 in depth biographies of
important Chinese women from the 5th century B.C.E. to the early 20th
The Qing Period, 1644-1911.
Clara Wing-chung Ho
(ed.). M.E. Sharpe (1998)
biographical dictionary in any Western
devoted solely to