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Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China
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Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China (Hardback)

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Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the late imperial society and the persistence and transformation of older gender ideologies under the conditions of modernity in China. While several studies have investigated gender or labor in late imperial and twentieth century China, this book brings these two concepts together, asking how these two categories interacted and produced new social practices and theories. Individual chapters examine agricultural and urban work, travel within China, overseas study, polyandry, the acting profession, courtesan culture, female politicians, Maoist work culture, and the boundaries of virtue and respectability.

Bryna Goodman is associate professor of history at the University of Oregon. Wendy Larson is professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Oregon.

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