New Books in East Asian Studies
58min2022 APR 26
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Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics(Syracuse University Press, 2021), co-edited by Ping Zhu and Hui FayeXiao, offers an examination of the ways in which Chinese feminist ideas have developed since the mid-1990s. By juxtaposing the plural “feminisms” with “Chinese characteristics,” they both underline the importance of integrating Chinese culture, history, and tradition in the discussions of Chinese feminisms, and stress the difference between the plethora of contemporary Chinese feminisms and the singular state feminism. There are twelve chapters in this interdisciplinary collection. It addresses the theme of feminisms with Chinese characteristics from different perspectives rendered from lived experiences, historical reflections, theoretical ruminations, and cultural and sociopolitical critiques, painting a panoramic picture of Chinese feminisms in the age of globalization. Ping Zhuis associate professor of Chinese literature at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author ...

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