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 Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review (WAGRev): Submission Guidelines

1. Address for Submission

Reviews and responses should be sent electronically as a Word document to the editors:

Dr. Xin Huang
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
E-mail: huang32@uwm.edu

Dr. Sophia Woodman
University of Edinburgh
E-mail: sophia.woodman@ed.ac.uk

2.  Review format:

  •  Reviews can be written in either English or Chinese.
  •  Bibliographic information should be given in the header. Please use the style of quoting outlined below.
  •  For all quoted or paraphrased passages please provide page numbers (e.g. “pp. 112-113”).
  •   Please try to avoid footnotes. If you refer to other sources please provide full bibliographical information.
  •  Chinese characters are permitted in English texts. In case of romanization, please, use Hanyu Pinyin.
  •  Formatting of English texts: Space: 1,5. Font: Times New Roman, 12pt. (For the formatting of Chinese texts please e-mail the editor.)
  • Authors should adhere to the following word limits: reviews of monographs and edited volumes: 800 words (800 Chinese characters); Reviews comparing two or more books and states of the field: 3,000 words (2,500 Chinese characters). Reviews of articles and book chapters: 500 words (500 Chinese characters).
  •  The review should end with the reviewer’s name and institutional affiliation.
  • Copyright of the review remains with the author.

3. Citation guidelines


 Dorothy Ko. Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in seventeenth-Century China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994. 395pp. ISBN 0804723591 (paperback).

 Luo Suwen. Nüxing yu jindai Zhongguo shehui (Women and Modern Chinese Society). Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 1996. 531pp. ISBN 720804227 (paperback).


Edited Book:

 Susan Mann, and Yu-yin Cheng, eds. Under Confucian Eyes: Writings on Gender in Chinese History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. 310pp. ISBN 0520222768 (paperback).

 Bao Xiaolan, ed. Xifang nüxingzhuyi yanjiu pingjia (An Assessment of Western Feminist Research). Beijing: Sanlian shudian, 1995. 306pp. ISBN 710800772X (paperback).


Article in Edited Book:

 Mary Backus Rankin. “The Emergence of Women at the End of the Ch’ing: The Case of Ch’iu Chin.” Women in Chinese Society. Ed. Margery Wolf and Roxane Witke. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1975. 39-66.

 Su Hongjun. “Disan shijie funü yu nüxingzhuyi zhengzhi (Third World Women and Feminist Policy).” Xifang nüxingzhuyi yanjiu pingjia (An Assessment of Western Feminist Research). Ed. Bao Xiaolan. Beijing: Sanlian shudian, 1995. 19-54.


Article in Journal:

 Judge, Joan. “Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: Chinese Nationalism and Female Subjectivities in the Early Twentieth Century.” American Historical Review 106.3 (2002): 765-803.

 Liu Bohong. “95 shijie funü dahui he Zhongguo funü yanjiu (The 1995 World Conference on Women and Chinese Women’s Studies).” Funü yanjiu 2 (1999): 46-51.