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Feminism in China


Individual Feminists:

Fanny Cheung

Ma Huidi

Internet Links

The Utopia site contains a list of women's resources for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. You can access this site here.


      This page contains General information, History, Literature, and Politics in China.


      General Information

      Broyelle, Claudie. Women's Liberation in China. Trans. Michèle Cohen and Gary Herman. 1977.

      Cheung, Fanny. Gender and society in Hong Kong: A statistical profile. (Co-authored with R. Westwood and T. Mehrain) HK Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Research Monograph No. 23. Hong Kong: HKIAPS, 1995.

      Cheung, Fanny. Engendering Hong Kong society: A gender perspective of women's status. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press. 1997.

      Cheung, Fanny, ed. Gender studies in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. (Co-edited with H.M. Yip and P.L. Kwok. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press (In Chinese), 1995.

      Chow, Rey. Woman and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading between West and East. 1990.

      Fan, Hong. Footbinding, Feminism, and Freedom: The Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China. Frank Cass and Co., 1997.

      Gilmartin, Christina K., Gail Hershatter, Lisa Rofel, and Tyrene White, ed. Engendering China: Women, Culture, and the State. Harvard Univ. Press, 1994.


      Bray, Francesca. Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China. Univ. of California Press, 1997.

      Kazuko, Ono. Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, 1850-1950. Stanford Univ. Press, 1989.

      Siu, Bobby. Women of China: Imperialism and Women's Resistance, 1900-1949. 1982.


      Dooling, Amy D. and Kristina M. Torgeson, ed. Writing Women in Modern China: An Anthology of Literature by Chinese Women from the Early Twentieth-Century. 1997.

      Mou, Sherry J., ed. Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition. 1998.

      Thakur, Ravni. Rewriting Gender: Reading Contemporary Chinese Women. 1997.

      Wang, Zeng. Women in the Chinese Enlightenment: Oral and Textual Histories Univ. of California Press, 1999.


      Assertions of Self: The Nascent Women's Movement in Central Asia. 1995.

      Barlow, Tani, ed. Gender Politics in Modern China: Writing and Feminism. Duke Univ. Press, 1993.

      Croll, Elizabeth J. Feminism and Socialism in China. (out of print)

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