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(En)Gendering Taiwan: The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism
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(En)Gendering Taiwan: The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism (Hardback)

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This book highlights the diversity and richness of non-Mainland China and Taiwan-oriented gender issues from a unique Taiwanese perspective, in contrast to previous studies that have often placed Taiwanese gender issues under the huge umbrella of Mainland Chinese, Communist Chinese, or P.R.C. women's and gender studies. In a follow-up dialogue to and with Liu's, Karl's, and Ko's The Birth of Chinese Feminism, this book looks at the various metaphorical details of that "birth" and the different dimensions of Mainland Chinese versus Taiwanese feminism and gender issues. Although Chinese-heritage people share similar traditions, different gender problems have occurred in and challenged various local conditions of Chinese-speaking areas. Taiwan's gender issues have reflected Taiwan's unique historical, sociocultural, economic, political, (post)colonial, military, and diplomatic backgrounds, in ways unfamiliar to the many people with a Chinese background who are not Taiwanese. This volume gives a historical outline of the people and events that paved the way for the rise of Taiwanese feminism, and includes portraits of famous feminists, gender issues in institutions, and a variety of gender concerns.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 02/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9783319632179  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ya-chen Chen is Associate Professor at China Medical University as well as a visiting scholar in Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York. Her academic books include The Many Dimensions of Chinese Feminism; Women in Chinese Martial Arts of the New Millennium: Narrative Analysis and Gender Politics; Women and Gender in Contemporary Chinese Societies: Beyond the Han Patriarchy; Higher Education in East Asia: Neoliberalism and Professoriate; Women in Taiwan: Sociocultural Perspectives; Farewell My Concubine: Same-Sex Readings and Cross-Cultural Dialogues.

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