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Author Edwards, Louise P.

Title Gender, politics, and democracy : women's suffrage in China / Louise Edwards.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2008]


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 UniM Bail  324.6230951 EDWA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-316) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Anti-Qing Rebels: Conceiving Women's Citizenship, 1898-1911 -- 3. Women's Search for Political Equality in the New Republic, 1912-1914 -- 4. Suffrage and Provincial Constitutions: Building a New Culture, 1919-1923 -- 5. Nationalists, Communists, and the National Assembly Movement, 1924-1926 -- 6. Feminists in the Nanjing Decade, 1927-1936 -- 7. Realizing the Power of Difference: Quotas, War, and Elections, 1936-1948 -- 8. Conclusion.
Summary "This is the first exploration of the campaigns of women in China to gain equal rights to political participation. The dynamic and successful struggle for suffrage rights waged by Chinese women activists through the first half of the twentieth century challenged fundamental and centuries-old principles of political power. By demanding a public political voice for women, the activists promoted new conceptions of democratic representation for the entire political structure, not simply for women. Their movement created the space in which gendered codes ofvirtue would be radically transformed for both men and women."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Women -- Suffrage -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Political activity -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- China -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780804756884 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804756880 (cloth : alk. paper)